URFÉ (Honoré d').

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URFÉ (Honoré d').
L'Astrée. Ou par plusieurs histoires, et sous personnes de Bergers, & d'autres, sont deduits les divers effets de l'honneste Amitié. Paris, Antoine de Sommaville, 1632-1633. 5 volumes in-8, covered vellum, traces of binding (period binding). Edition shared by Augustin Courbet and Antoine de Sommaville, illustrated with 5 engraved titles, 10 portraits (2 repeated per volume) and 60 attractive intaglio figures by or after Daret, Daniel Rabel and Michel Lasne, all included in the pagination. A contemporary vellum copy, complete with the fine figures and text of the novel. Only 3 introductory leaves are missing, each with a portrait (one in volume II, another in volume III and the last in volume V), as well as the unnumbered leaves noted by Tchemerzine (V, p. 944) at the end of volumes I, II, III and V (12 leaves in all). Paper loss in the lower margin of folio C7 in volume I, paper restoration at the corner or in the margin of 4 or 5 leaves without affecting the text. Some foxing. Part of the spine in volume II restored.
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