French Art of Poetry 1800 by Legeay beautiful leather book gilt spine poetiqueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Art of Poetry- French literary works).
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Traite Elementaire de l'Art Poetique.by J.P. Legeay (Univ. of Rheims).
An[no] X- 1800, Paris, Chez Dugaury. pp. 240.
Beautiful period European full leather binding. Smooth spine ornately gilt stamped into compartments with unusual sun /celestial and floral devices. Mottled acid-etched calf boards.
Binding lightly age rubbed with surface scratch to rear cover, minor tiny chipping at spine head. Leather remains supple, binding firm, gilt bright, sound, tight, beautiful age patina, a lovely looking antiquarian book.
Scarce instructional lesson book on the art and rules of poetry printed during the reign of Napoleon and the Revolutionary calendar.
Book measures: 6 5/8" H X 4 1/4" W.