Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé. by LONGUS. PHILIPPE,…

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  • Another image of Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé. by LONGUS. PHILIPPE, DUC D’ORLEANS.
  • Another image of Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé. by LONGUS. PHILIPPE, DUC D’ORLEANS.
A delicious copy of the ‘Regent edition’ with good margins

~ Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé.

[Paris Quillau] 1718

Engraved pictorial title page by Audran after Coypel (dated 1718), 29 engraved plates after original works by the Regent, Philippe, Duc d’Orleans including 15 double page & the suppressed “pieds a pieds” or “petits pieds” plate. Pp. [12], 163, (1). 12mo, a large margin copy being 16 x 10 cms, sumptously bound in the 19th century by Trautz-Bauzonnet of Paris in full crushed navy blue morocco, decorated in gilt with 4 gilt fillets and turtle dove tools in each corner of the boards, spine in compartments with lavish gilt decorations in each compartment and lettered and dated in gilt. In splendid condition with fine, rich impressions of the plates.

A fine copy of a famous work with an impeccable provenance:
1) shaped leather-gilt bookplate of Quentin Bauchart; 2) printed bookplate of Robert Shackleton (Bodley’s Librarian 1966-1979, most of whose collection is at the John Rylands Library); 3) Giles Barber’s copy, but without indication - the copy was bought from his library by the current owner. Various neat collectors’ notes and marks to front & rear endpapers.
Cf. Barber, Giles. The Panizzi Lectures. Daphnis and Chloe, the markets and metamorphoses of an unknown bestseller, British Library 1989.
The plates, except the frontispiece & ‘petits pieds’ plates are famously after the original works by the Regent, Philippe, Duc d’Orleans. The merits of the plates have been much debated but their influence is beyond question.

Cohen/De Ricci, 648-651; Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700 to 1914, Vol.1, p.10
Stock ref: 10865
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