London: R. Montagu; J. Brindley; Olive Payne; T. Woodman, 1732. 1st Edition. Leather. 428p. A hardcover book bound in full brown leather, likely rebound sometime in the 19th century but retaining the original spine label. Very good condition overall. The edges are scuffed, and the leather on the spine has a faintly crackly appearance. Some tanning and foxing on the endpapers and main pages, most heavily on and around the plates. Otherwise, text unmarked and binding secure. Item #177058
A scarce life of Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, who was Regent of France from 1715-1723. Issued in France in 1729; this edition was published in 1732. This copy contains the bookplate of John Sneyd (1734-1809), a British landowner and agriculturalist from Staffordshire.