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[MOUTONNET-CLAIRFONS (Julien Jacques)] [Ed.]... - Lot 153 - Kâ-Mondo
[MOUTONNET-CLAIRFONS (Julien Jacques)] [Ed.] Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en prose suivie de la veillée des fêtes de Vénus et d'un choix de pièces de différens auteurs. A Paphos, et se trouve à Paris, chez Le Boucher, 1773. [Bound at the end]: Héro et Léandre, poëme de Musée. A translation of several Idylls by Theocritus is appended. A Sestos, et se trouve à Paris, chez Le Boucher, 1774. In-8, [2] f., IV-280 p. ; XVI-104 p., fr., figs, contemporary marbled calf, ornate smooth spine, 2 red and green title-pieces, triple gilt fillet edging the boards, gilt roulette at the necks and chasses, gilt edges (binding rubbed but not seriously soiled). "One of the most elegantly illustrated books of the 18th century" (Cohen). First printing of the illustration, which for the first work consists of a frontispiece, 12 vignettes and 13 culs-de-lampe, all engraved on copper by Massard after Eisen, and for the second, a frontispiece engraved by Duclos after Eisen. The two works are often combined. Large margins. (Cohen 79-80).
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