Les livres d'Ovide, De l'art d'aimer, et Des remedes d'amour,
a quoy sont adjoutez les poemes de L'art d'embellir le visage, du noyer, des poïssons, de la puce, & du langage des bestes & des oyseaux. Le tout rendu fort honneste, avec des nottes & des observations necessaires...Paris, chez Pierre Lamy, 1660 Stock Code: 139423
NotesSecond edition of the French translation of Michel de Marolles (1600-1681), published the same year as the first.
"Marolles is himself a complex figure in relation to seventeenth-century cultural modernity in all its forms: he was in tune with the changing literary climate; he frequented Madeleine de Scudéry's salon; and his translations proved enormously useful for the female readers who might not have much knowledge of Latin, as he provided parallel text prose translations, adorned with commentary and interpretation" (Helena Taylor, The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture, OUP 2017, p. 75).
Duodecimo (150 x 87 mm). Contemporary vellum over pasteboards, spine lettered in manuscript, yapp edges.
Engraved bookplate of Gilbert Watson; inkstamp of F. Brodie Lodge, Floore House, Northants., dated May 1941 in manuscript. Front inner hinge skilfully reattached, little faint toning to outer edges, a very good copy.
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