Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Cloé. [translated by J. Amyot, with notes by A. Lancelot].
[Paris] : 1745. Cr.8vo, (160x98mm), [-]1, a4, A-L8, M2, Roman type, (text area 95 x 60mm, excluding pagination and running headlines), engr. title dated 1718, letterpress title in red and black with engr. vignette of two doves, 4 engraved headpieces in this order :- 1. head of statue crowned with flowers with infant centaurs. 2. infant centaurs fighting. 3. infant centaurs bringing flowers to a statue. 4. infant centaurs, one riding a goat, four tailpieces, by Cochin, at pps. 32, 76, 116, & 159, 28 plates (13 double-page, mounted on stubs) by Audran after Philippus (dated 1714, but re-engraved), and the rare “petit-pieds” plate (engr. by Van der Gucht), contemporary French red morocco, 3-line French fillet borders, gilt spine, a.e.g., slightly worn, heavy ink inscriptions on title-page dated “1761”.
The present copy varies from a Large Paper copy just catalogued in the following respects:-
i). Title-page is a different setting with minute differences in leading.
ii). The ‘petit pieds’ plate is a different version, engraved by Van der Gucht and placed at p.119.
iii). The tailpieces at pp 116 and 159 are in reverse order.
iv). Catchwords, which appear at ends of signatures only, have been reset to coincide with gatherings of 8 instead of 4.
There would seem to be bibliographical complexities as yet undiscovered concerning this book.
Reference: Cohen/De Ricci 652
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