PAUL ET VIRGINIE. Avec Figures… Papier velin d’Essone.
Paris, de L’imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. xxxvi, 243 pages. Illustrated with four engraved plates by Moreau le Jeune and Joseph Vernet. Contemporary green straight-grained morocco; double silk decorative border on covers, flat spine gilt; inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Pink silk liners. First separate edition of this famous novel. One of the copies on special paper. Lacks half-title, else a fine copy with the bookplate of Jean Furstenberg. A fine copy of this important work which was first published the previous year as part of the author’s ‘Etudes de la Nature’. Gumuchian 5046.