8vo. 2 vols. Vol 1: , xl, 343pp; Vol 2: , 296pp. Rare to find in its original two volume state. Half calf w/ marbled boards. Six, gilt compartment spine. Red and green leather labels with gilt lettering. Besides some minor shelfwear and rubbing to the leather, both volumes are in excellent condition. Previous owner’s bookplate on both volumes’ free front end paper. Otherwise contents are bright, clean and complete. Peignot, one of the most famous bibliographers of his time, devoted himself to compiling a record of the principal works that had been condemned to burning or censorship until his time. A rare and important work in very good condition.
Peignot, G. (Gabriel), Dictionnaire Des Livres Condamnés Au Feu: Dictionnaire, Critique, Littéraire et Bibliographique; Des principaux Livres condamnés au feu, supprimés ou censurés; Précédé d’un Discours sure ces Sortes D’Ouvrages, Chez A. A. Renouard, Libraire, rue Saint-Andre-des-Arts, 1806
LEMPRIERE, John., Bibliotheca Classica; or, A Classical Dictionary, containing A Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors: with Tables of coins, weights, and measures, in use among the Greeks and Romans: to which is now prefixed a chronological table. Third edition, greatly enlarged., Printed for T. Cadell, junior, and W. Davies, (successors of Mr. Cadell), 1797