Les Amans Heureux, Trompez, Malheureux. Anonymous.

Les Amans Heureux, Trompez, Malheureux

Paris: Chez Claude Barbin, 1683. First edition. leather_bound. 165 pages [*2, A8-L8]. 18 x 12 cm. Twenty-seven etched plates, including 3 part title plates, each part containing eight tales of the "Happy, Deceived, Unfortunate Lovers"; a precursor to later romantic novels. This copy bound sequentially -- Trompez, Malheureux, Heureux. Includes a six page catalogue of books in English printed for William Cademan, which references this title and its availability in English. Pasted to inside front cover a Parke-Bernet Gallery (1949) announcement of the Frederick M. Hopkins Sale, conceivably a provenance for this title. Plates and text clean, general title rehinged, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Contemporary brown calf rebacked in late19th century matching morocco. Near fine. Item #18928

Price: $1,750.00

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