PETRONIUS ARBITER (d. 65 A.D.). Traduction entière de Pétrone suivant le nouveau manuscrit trouvé à Bellegrade. Cologne: Pierre Groth, 1694.
2 volumes, 8° (175 x 103mm). Parallel text in Latin and French, ruled in red throughout. Engraved frontispieces and 9 plates. (A little light marginal staining and soiling.) Contemporary French red morocco, sides with the gilt-stamped arms of the comte d’Hoym enclosed by a triple fillet border, ornate gilt spines á la grotesque with dark green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt turn-ins, marbled and gilt edges (a few light marks on covers). Provenance: Charles-Henri, comte d’Hoym (1694-1736; binding) -- Soleinne (according to Brunet, in a private sale) – Baron Pichon (Paris, 19-24 April 1869, lot 704).
FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH OF THE FAMOUS SATYRICON PUBLISHED BY FRANÇOIS NODOT FROM AN ALLEGED MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN BELGRADE IN 1688: THE HOYM COPY IN RED MOROCCO GILT BY PADELOUP.
In 1693, Nodot published a Latin version of a complete Satyricon reproducing a newly discovered manuscript: the Epicurean masterpiece having been known until then only in fragments, the edition enjoyed great success, prompting Nodot to publish the present French-Latin edition. It was printed in two formats: octavo, as presented here, and a smaller duodecimo edition.
THE ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS, 11 PLATES INCLUDING A REPEATED FRONTISPIECE, WERE NOT INSERTED IN ALL COPIES.
The fine binding by Padeloup bears the coat-of-arms of Charles-Henri, comte d'Hoym, ambassador to Augustus II of Poland and a prominent book collector at the start of the 18th century.
Brunet, Splt II, 222: with mention of this copy 'en maroquin de Padeloup, aux armes du comte d'Hoym, 820 fr. baron Pichon; cet amateur avait acquis ce beau livre à l'amiable de M. de Soleinne'; Soultrait 17th century 239.