Beautiful full leather oblong period binding
Manuel de grammaire, d'orthographe et de néologie
Paris: chez Lefevre, 1812
XXVI-857-314 pages, complete
Oblong octavo (21 x 14 cm)
A full leather binding. Spine with bands adorned with a red leather title label and two beautiful gilded stamps. Very well-made, decorative binding.
A lovely copy. A good sturdy binding that looks lovely Rubbing from use on the headcap and tailcap, the first joint is partially split (6 cm) on the hinge, the binding remains solid. Browning inside, scattered foxing, that doesn’t affect reading the book. Some pages are damaged, see photo.
Pierre-Claude-Victor Boiste, born in Paris in 1765 and died in Ivry-sur-Seine on 24 April 1824, was a French lexicographer and poet.
A lawyer by training and then a printer, he was the author of a dictionary of universal geography and several dictionaries of French language and literature, the best known of which is the Dictionnaire universel de la langue française.
Published in 1800 and revised, expanded and reissued fifteen times, notably by Charles Nodier, until 1866, Boiste’s Dictionnaire universel was quite successful before being supplanted by Emile Littré’s and Pierre Larousse’s dictionaries.
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