New York and London: Scribner & Welford; John C. Nimmo, 1885. Limited edition. Hardcover. Limited edition, number 175 of 300 copies, with 24 etchings by B. Damman and V. Foulquier, very bright and clean. The best known work of the French satirist, Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696). The author defined personal qualities and then applied them to contemporary figures or "characters", much to their chagrin.
Thick 8vo, 31pp, v, 494 pp, top edge gilt. Green gilt cloth, spine ends slightly rubbed. Very good overall. Item #25668