1817 Three Volume Set MEMOIRES des EVENEMENS 1706-1810 with Rare NECKLACE PLATE 1st Edition
MÉMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DES ÉVÉNEMENS De La Fin Du DIX-HUITIÈME SIÈCLE Depuis 1760 Jusqu'en 1806-1810, Par un Contemporain Impartial, FEU M. L'ABBÉ GEORGEL. Volumes I, II and III. Published by Alexis Eymery, Libraire, PARIS, 1817 (de l'Imprimerie de J.-B. Imbert, Paris). TEXT IN FRENCH. THREE VOLUMES, Volumes I, II and III only (of 6 Volumes). Volume II includes the wonderful FOLD-OPEN NECKLACE PLATE. Three Hardcover Volumes, Leather Spines and Marbled Paper Covered Boards, gilt titling and gilt designs on the spines, marbled page edges, 5" x 8". Pagination: Volume I: xxx, x (printing pagination error counts two extra pages - this copy is correct and has been collated with copies of major Universities), 571 pages; Volume II: 506 pages; Volume III:
480 pages. Volume II is Complete with the RARE FOLD-OPEN NECKLACE PLATE. This plate is often missing. The plate makes Volume II the most valuable volume in the set. It is the only volume with a plate. Condition: There is a pea-size hole to the spine covering of V II, all the covers have wear to their spine ends, some splitting at the spine folds, peeling to the corners and places along the edges, and some general wear, nonetheless the covers are sturdy and attractive. The marbled page edges have faded but are still nicely visible. All 3 volumes are complete with their endpapers, half-titles, etc.
Volume III has a previous owner's signature(Baron de ??) on the Colophon page (page facing the title page). The first and last few pages of all volumes are toned and have edge wear. The inner pages of all volumes have some light toning, spotting and foxing here and there throughout. Overall the inner pages are bright, tight, clean and unmarked. The fold-open necklace plate has edge wear, is splitting an inch or two along a couple folds, has some edge toning, and signs of light handling, but is still sturdy, complete, well bound-in, and lovely. Rare Set of the First Three Volumes including the NECKLACE PLATE in Volume II.