London: S. and J. Sprint, 1700. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Rebound in full burgundy calf with gilt spine lettering and compartments. (8pp), 359pp, (3pp), 158pp, (2pp), 64pp. Frontispiece, illustration. Very good. Faintly age toned, but largely free from foxing and edge chips. Item #43331
Tight, attractive first edition of the collected works of the noted French novelist, poet and dramatist (1610-60) in perhaps turn-of-the-century (ca. 1900) handsome binding. Front flyleaf bears engraved 18th century armorial bookplate of the Scottish clan Halkett ("Fides Sufficit," faith is sufficient) numbering this volume and dating it "1717"; front flyleaf bears the 1928 bookplate of noted Chicago attorney Seymour J. Frank, a well-known Lincoln and Civil War scholar. Scarce -- and popular enough that a second edition was published in 1703, a third edition in 1712 and fourth edition in 1727.