Item #23660 Les Amours Pastorales De Daphnis Et Chloe. Longus.
Les Amours Pastorales De Daphnis Et Chloe
Les Amours Pastorales De Daphnis Et Chloe

Les Amours Pastorales De Daphnis Et Chloe

Paris: Quillau, 1718. First printing. Hardcover. (6) Preface. 164 pages. 16.5 x 10 cm. Limited edition of 250 copies. Engraved frontispiece by B. Audran after A. Coypel, 28 plates, thirteen are double-paged after Philippe d'Orleans, engraved by B. Audran. and with engraved headpiece by J.B. Scotin plus six engraved initials. An attractive copy of the "Regent Edition," so called as it was printed at the expense of Phillipe duc d'Orleans [also the latter was Regent for his cousin Louis XV from 1715-1723], illustrated with engravings by Benoit Adran after the Regent's own drawings. Text is based on the celebrated French translation by Jacques Amyot. COHEN-DE RICCI. "Jolie edition tres recherche." GORDON RAY. ART OF THE FRENCH BOOK. "a fixture in the collections of French bibliophiles." Armorial bookplate of the Duke of Albany and small bookplate of T. Hugh Cobb. Spine with raised bands, gilt spine label, triple gilt cover border panels, inner dentelles, silked endpapers. Text in French. Contemporary olive green cloth spine faded to brown. Aeg. Very good. Item #23660

Price: $8,500.00

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