COVID-19 Update

July 7, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

No image available

HEROIDES OU LETTRES EN VERS. Vols I & II.

No cover image available

HEROIDES OU LETTRES EN VERS. Vols I & II.

by Collection of French Pamphlets, with Beautiful & Fine French Engravings; Various Authors, and Illustrators

  • Used
  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very Good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Item Price:
$400.00
$5.00 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Various publishers, including . Paris &/or Geneva: -1769., 1764 Fourteen (14) Rare French Literary Pamphlets in two volumes. All 8vo. 205 mm. Leather backed marbled boards, very slightly worn. Hardbound. Text in fine condition; some offsetting from the engravings. Contents include: Vol. I - 1). LETTRE AMOUREUSE D'HELOISE A ABAILARD. Translation of: Eloisa to Abelard, by Alexander Pope. New Edition corrected by the autor. Chez la veuve Duchesne, Paris: 1766. 30 p. + large engraving by Eisen; Engraved headpiece by Colardeau. 2). LETTRE DE DON CARLOS A ELISABETH, SUIVIE DUN PASSAGE DE L'AMINTE DU TASSE, TRADUIT EN VERS, & Du Poeme De La Nuit, imite de Gesner. Panckoucke, Paris & Duchesne, Lille: 1768. pp. VIII, 29 + Gravelot engraved plate. 3). LETTRE DE JULIE, FILLE D'AUGUSTE, A OVIDE. By Claude Dorat. A Geneve, Et se trouve a Paris: Chez Bauche: 1766. 23p. With Engraved head and tail pieces by Eisen and Massard. 4). LETTRE D'OVIDE A JULIE, PRECEDEE DUNE LETTRE EN PROSE A M. DIDEROT. [By the Marquis de Pezay]. [Geneva]: 1767. 32p. + Full page engraved plate and vignettes after Eisen. 5). LETTRE DE SAPHO A PHAON, Precedee d'une Epitre a Rosine, D'une vie de Sapho, & suivie d'une Traduction en Vers des Ouvrages de ce Poete. By Blin de Sainmore. Sebastien Jorry, Paris: 1766. 32 p. + Engraved plate by Aliamet after Gravelot; Vignettes by Ghendt after Eisen, another by Choffard. 6). LETTRE DE CATON D'UTIQUE A CESAR. By Abbe Parmentier. Lambert, Paris: 1766. 34 p. + Engraved plate after Gravelot. 7). LETTRE D'ALCIBIADE A GLICERE: Bouquetiere d'Athenes, suivie d'une Lettre de Venus a Paris, et d'une Epitre a la Maitresse que J'Aurai. By Marquis de Pezay. S. Jorry, Geneva & Paris: 1764. 36 p. Large engraved plate and vignettes by Eisen. Vol. II - 1). LETTRE DU COMTE DE COMMINGES A SA MERE: Suivie d'une Lettre de Philomele a Progne. By Claude-Joseph Dorat. S. Jorry, Paris: 1764. 68 p. Two full page engravings + vignettes by Eisen & Massard. 2). L'HEUREUX JOUR, EPITRE A MON AMI. By le Parquis de Pezay. (Duchene, Paris): 1768. pp. 29, (1). + Engraved title, full page engraving, & vignettes by Eisen & Massard. Cohen p. 797. 3). LISLE MERVEILLEUSE. Poeme en Trois Chants, Traduit du Grec, Suivi d'Alphonse ou de l'Alcide Espagnol, Conte tres Moral. By C. J. Dorat. Geneva: 1768. 85 p. Engraved plate after Eisen. 4). L'HOPITAL DES FOUS [Aesculapius - or, The Hospital of Fools] by William Walsh. [A Play translated by De La Flotte]. Jorry, Paris: 1765. Large plate, head-piece and tail-piece engraved by Delafosse after Eisen. Two lines of French manuscript about Fools. 5). EXTRAIT DE QUELQUES PIECES PRESENTEES A L'ACADEMIE FRANCOISE, Pour concourir au Prix de poesie de L'Annee 1766. Regnard, Paris: 1766. 27 p. 6). EPITRE AUX MALHEUREUX, Piece qui a Eu L'Accessit du Prix de l'Academie Francois 1766. par M*** [G.-H. Gaillard]. Paris, Regnard: 1766. 10p. 7). EPITRE A UN AMI SUR LA RECHERCHE DU BONHEUR. Cette Piece a concouru au Price de l'Academie Francois 1766. par M.D.*** Avocat au Parlement, Cuissart & Regnard, Paris: 1766. 19p. Small circular stain on first 10 pages. ** This collection is sometimes found with the texts in a different order and with different pagings and signatures and/or with one or more pieces omitted. There are often different printers and publishers where identified. The artists and engravers were among the best of this great era in illustration: Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (1720-1778); Charles-Pierre Colardeau (1732-1776); Hubert Francois Gravelot (1699-1773); Jacques Aliamet 1726-1788); Jean Francois Rousseau; Emmanuel Jean Nepomucene de Ghendt (1738-1815); Joseph de Longueil (1730-1792); Jean Massard (1740-1822); Pierre-Philippe Choffard (1730-1809). A classic of 18th century French book illustration. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover. Very Good.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
001R83
Title
HEROIDES OU LETTRES EN VERS. Vols I & II.
Author
Collection of French Pamphlets, with Beautiful & Fine French Engravings; Various Authors, and Illustrators
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Various publishers, including . Paris &/or Geneva: -1769.
Date published
1764
Keywords
FRANCE PARIS HISTORY FRENCH FOOLS LESBOS EROS ENGRAVINGS POETRY ILLUSTRATION EISEN
Bookseller catalogs
POETRY; FRENCH / FRANCE;
Note

Terms of Sale

THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2007
Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Ask Seller a Question

About THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA

Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Marbled boards
...[more]
tail
The heel of the spine.
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-