By: DELILLE, Jacques : Virgil.
Basle, Jacques Decker, de l'imprimerie de Levrault, Strasbourg, 1800.:
Seller ID: 2658
Condition: With 4 engraved plates by Guerin. * Roger Senhouse Copy. * First [or 1st Basle] Edition, contemporary Continental-style marbled paper boards. Sm.8vo, pp[iv], xxxii, -274, boards bit rubbed & darkened, later endpapers[?], clean text with large margins.
Virgil's themes reworked in French. Delille 1738-1813 is best-known in England for his didactic landscape poem The Gardens. His French translation of Virgil's Georgics secured him the support of Voltaire. L'Homme Des Champs, a reworking of Virgil's themes [English translation 1803 The Rural Philosopher or French Georgics], was completed in Switzerland while in self-imposed exile from the Revolution : hence the imprint. Copies - or editions - with Strasburg and Berlin imprints were also issued : all are scarce. This Basle Edition not in NUC. *** This copy signed H[?] Senhouse: & with eleg... View More...