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[Paris]. ALLETZ (Pons-Augustin)]. Le géographe parisien, ou Le conducteur chronologique et historique des rues de Paris...
[Paris]. ALLETZ (Pons-Augustin)]. The Parisian geographer, or the chronological and historical driver of the streets of Paris... A Paris, chez Valleyre, Desaint 1769. 2 volumes in 1 vol. in-8, 386 p.,  f. ;  f., 420 p.,  f., pl., mottled tan calf, spine with 5 nerves, brown morocco title-piece, ornamented caissons, red edges (headbands and corners worn, spines split, tears repaired on 2 plates - t.I p. 365 and t.II p.249 -, sporadic light spotting in margins, brownings.)
First edition of this work renowned for the quality of the information it contains. Published without author's name: the dedication is signed by Le Sage, probably a pseudonym of P.-A. Alletz. The copper-engraved hors-texte illustration consists of 7 plans showing the successive developments of the city, 20 plans of districts at the head of each chapter (the first one, la Cité, illustrated by 2 plates, that is to say 21 plates), and a general folding plan drawn up by L. Denis, with colored borders.
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