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Jacques DELILLE Les Géorgiques de Virgile, en vers françois


Les Géorgiques de Virgile, en vers françois

De l'imprimerie de Monsieur, à Paris 1789, In 16 (8x12,5cm), 191pp. (4), relié.

New edition, after the original was published in 1770. Illustrated with a frontispiece of Casanova and 3 figures by Eisen, all engraved by Villerey. Full Calf green time. Smooth back decorated with two vases and 3 florets, and casters. Roulette border on covers. part of title in red morocco. friction. 2 corners bumped. The binder has inverted the first two preliminary leaves (p.9 and 11) connecting the beginning of the book. very fresh copy in a beautiful binding, slightly rubbed. The glory and fame of Delille were performed after the publication of this translation. The world of letters immediately recognized the superiority of his talent, especially after the death of Voltaire. "This is a lovely book, says Jean François Joseph Dussault, a rare patch, ease and admirable flexibility, which requires the most delicate taste and the finest, a thorough knowledge of our poetic style . But is it a true translation? Are we recognize the genius of Virgil? The French imitator substituted males, impressive and pure beauty of the original, graces a little mannered, a more appropriate species affectation, coquetry, probably the turn of his talent, and perhaps more consistent the taste of his contemporaries. It has been said that this translation is an original translation, and this is very true, but it proves that it is a translation where there is Delille point and Virgil. »More lapidary, Chateaubriand said:" This is a wonderful painting by Raphael copied by Mignard. " The Georgics Delille, with gardens remain the two major works of Dellile. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!


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