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Le Jardin D'Amour - C F Mercier - 1798. 
- Paris - Chez Les Marchands de Nouveautes 1798 - C F Mercier's translation ofL Tansillo's famous work. With a charming frontispiece ofthegrape harvest of Nole in 1550. A malegrapepicker is surrounded by three women. Signed by Mercier. Prior to this translation of Tansillo's work there was a translation by Grainville. This is the first edition of Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier. It is an authorised first editionby this text due to Mercier's signature on the edition page/ the verso of the title page. This work is in theFrench of Mercier. Published to the title pagein the yearVI of the French republiccalendar or the French Revolutionary Calendar. The Gregorian publication year of this work is 1798. The VendangeurisLuigi Tansillo's most famous work. Upon its publication in 1534 thework was condemned by Rome due to its portrayal oflicentious women. The poem recalls a period of drinking and debauchery traditionalduring the time of thegrape harvest. Luigi Tansillo was a poet of the Renaissance era from the province of Potenza in Basillicata. The translator, Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier was a French writer and editor known for his satiricaland licentious books. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with some minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities, harder to extremities. Printed information on the title to the verso of front endpaper, partially removed. Inscriptionto therecto offrontispieceleaf, stating that Grainville had translated this poem intoFrench recently. Prior owner's ex libris stamp to title page, 'Ex Libris, J Visser, Rotterdam'. Faint,faded ink notations to title page with theGregorian date of 1798 and also Ex Libris signature. Inscription to the'Explication de La Gravure' page also. The translator's signature is to the same page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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