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La Colombiade, ou la foi portée au Nouveau Monde. Poëme.Paris, Desaint and Saillant, 1756. 8vo. With full-page engraved portrait, 10 numbered engraved plates, engraved vignette and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, front board with gold-tooled initials ''M.G.'' (= M. Gaillard) and date 1757.
- Sabin 21007. First edition of an illustrated epic poem on the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, the illustrations including a portrait of the author Marie Ann Du Boccage (1710-1802), who entertained famous French writers at her literary salon at Paris. Also with 10 numbered engraved plates depicting Columbus meeting the indigenous Americans, a scene of Columbus's ship in a storm at sea by Chedel, etc.With owner's signatures. Very good copy of an epic poem on Columbus.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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