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2 June 2008
DELILLE, Jacques Montanier (1738-1813). Les jardins, ou l'art d'embellir les paysages: poème. Paris: F.A. Didot, 1782. Half-title, A CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT POEM on 2 leaves, subscribed by L. de Bassville to Delille with a charming headpiece signed by F.F. Fyot and dated 1782, bound in at the end (half-title lightly foxed). [Bound after:] VIRGILIUS MARO, Publius. Les Georgiques ... traduites en vers françois par M. l'Abbé de Lille. Ibid., 1783. Engraved portrait of Delille, half-title. 2 works in one volume, 4° (282 x 210mm). Contemporary French red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt in compartments with 2 green lettering pieces, inner dentelles, gilt edges.
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