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Les Oeuvres
1610-1609. With woodcut ornament and some initials throughout, devices of Macé (Tomes 2, 7, 8, 9, 10) and Buon (3, 4, 5, 6). Tome 1 with engraved frontispiece by Leonard Gaultier. Woodcut portraits of Ronsard (Tomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9), French monarchs and nobility, and Moretus throughout. 11 tomes bound in 5 volumes. 12mo (145 x 85mm). Vol. I (Tome 1): [24], 680, [18]p. Vol. II (Tome 2): [12], 775, [5]p. Vol. III (Tomes 3-6): 223, [1];[1]-144, 363-388; 182, [2];147, [1]p. Vol. IV (Tomes 7-8): [12], 252, [2]p.; 373, [7]p. Vol. V (Tomes 9-11): 326, [2]; 360, ff. 12, [8]p. Contemporary Dutch vellum, good condition (staining to vellum of Vols III & IV), yapp edges except for the volume containing tomes 3-6 (see below), vol. 1 having ms. guards. Paris: B. Macé (tomes 3-6 N. Buon), 1610-1609 An almost complete (if made up) set of this uncommon reprint of Ronsard's works. Ronsard was himself concerned about the various éditions collectives which appeared during his lifetime in various formats, starting with 16mo, from 1560 onwards, and published by Gabriel Buon who died in 1595. Nicolas Buon succeeded his father, Gabriel. Barthélemy Macé, related by marriage to Buon, seems to have participated in various éditions partagées of 1609-10, one dated 1604 (copy at Yale) and a further one in 1617. The close association between the Buon and Macé families guaranteed editorial continuity throughout, and ensured the promotion of a particular image of Ronsard in the early seventeenth century; that of 'a lyrical, epic poet, associated with the virtues of Homer and Virgil. It is this that is … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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