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CARACCIOLI, L.A. MARQUIS DE.- COLOUR LETTERPRESS PRINTING.- GOLD.- - Le livre à la Mode.

a Verte-Feuille (Paris), De l'imprimerie du Printems [sic!], au Perroquet [Duchesne]. No date. 'L'année Nouvelle'[=1759]. Small 8vo [10 x 15 cm]. Half sheet imposition. Entirely printed in an ink that has a gold - yellow hue. In a 1950-60ties nice quality yellow mor., spine some light discol. [A8, B4, C8 , D4, E8, F4, G8, H4, I6]. (XXII, 86 pp.). First edition, text supposedly in green, but rather leaning towards gold. From the preface [A4recto, p. (VII) we learn that 'Cette première Edition en verd sera suivie d'une autre, couleur de rose; il faut contenter tous les gouts. ..': Barbier, vol. II, 1321 e: Brunet vol. III, pp. 1113 - 1114: Graesse vol. II, p. 44: The second edition, published in the same year [see our stock under number C10084] was indeed printed in red. The preface [A2 recto and verso, pp. III & IV] there discloses the difficulties encountered with the green ink of the first edition offered here; '... La couleur verte n'ayant duré que huit jours, ainsi que toutes les modes, je vous offre le plus beau des vermillions, tel enfin qu'il brille sur vos visages magnifiquement, ...'. Apart from the 'Le livre à la Mode. A Verte - Feuille' and the 'Le Livre à la Mode. Nouvelle éd. marquetée, polie, et vernissée', both 1759, Caraccioli published 'Le Livre des quatre coleurs' [1757 in 12mo], which was printed in yellow, blue, brown and red. On Caraccioli, Louis Antoine [1721 - 1803], see Biogr.. Univ. vol. IV, p. 33: Lipperheide, vol. II Xa 68:
EUR 550.00 [Appr.: US$ 650.9 | £UK 468.75 | JP¥ 71385] Book number 10060

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