1745. (LONGUS). LES AMOURS PASTORALES DE DAPHNIS ET CHLOE. [Paris: Coustilier], 1745. Illustrated with an engraved title-page, eight plates (four of which are identified as by J. B. Scotin), and three engraved headpieces. The title-page is printed in red and black and has a small engraved vignette on it. Small octavo. x,159,,xx pp., with generous margins. 17.2 cm. Bound in later green calf, with title and date gilt-stamped to spine, and a gilt-stamped double-rule border on sides. Matching green leather book label of noted collector Charles Bain Hoyt on front pastedown. The binding is toned on spine and along top edge, with a small nick at crown, and light wear to joints. The text and plates are clean. This is a reprint of the 1731 edition, including the illustrations, of Jacques Amyot's French translation followed by Antoine Lancelot's notes. Very good. (Graesse IV, p. 255).
(Inventory #: 80537)