Paris:: Giguet et Michad, 1803., 1803. Sm. 8vo. [iv], 243,  pp. Half-title, 4 engraved plates. Original brown tree calf, gilt spine, red leather spine label. Bookplate of Romero & Martinez. Fine. Delille was a French poet and translator who first came to prominence for his translation of Virgil's Georgics, after which Voltaire recommended him for the Academie francaise, to which he was promptly elected. The French revolution reduced him to poverty and caused him to flee the country, first to Switzerland and then to Germany, where he composed arguably his most famous work La Pitie.
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