"Ou nos contemporains peints d'aprés eux-mémes." Second edition, published by Alexis Eymery in 1815.by "Une Société de Girouettes". A dictionary in French of statesmen, writers, generals, artists, senators, singers, bishops etc., their positions and titles and extracts of works, songs, speeches made.
Bound in patterned leather, with gold tooling to front and around edges of boards and in the square internally. Most of spine leather missing, label detached and internal hinge cracked, hence front board attached solely by the cords. Rubbing to edges of boards and corners, commensurate with age. Block tight with marbled edges. Marbled end papers, foxing to pages. Coloured frontispiece. Owners name dated 1815 on fep.