Les Avantures De Telemaque, Fils D'Ulysse. Fenelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe.
Les Avantures De Telemaque, Fils D'Ulysse

Les Avantures De Telemaque, Fils D'Ulysse

Amsterdam & Rotterdam: J. Wetstein & G. Smith, & Zacharie Chatelain; Jean Hofhout, 1734. Nouvelle Edition. leather_bound. [(2), X, XVII] 424 pages. 28.5 x 23 cm. Folding map, 24 plates engraved by Balthasar Bernaerts, Philipp Van Gunst, Louis Surugue and Jacob Folkema after Louis Fabricius Dubourg, Bernard Picart and Guillaume-François-Laurent Debrie with 22 engraved tail pieces. There was also a 1734 folio edition of this work limited to 150 copies. The engravings of the two editions are similar. Our copy contains the suppressed "Ode," last six pages of the text. First edition published 1699: it was also considered an attack on the divine right of absolute monarchy, and the the most popular book of its time. BRUNET. p.1214 calls it a "belle edition." GORDON N. RAY. p.8: depicts frontispiece herein. Bookplate of Armand-Jules de Rohan, Archbishop of Reims. Raised bands, spine panels in gilt floral arabesques, triple gilt border panels, marbled endpapers, spine ends conserved. Contemporary full mottled calf. Aeg. Very good/Near fine. Item #22235

Price: $1,675.00

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