Gessner New Idylles 1776 London Diderot Hooper leather illustrated lit classicBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
New Idylles, by Gessner.
1776, London, Shooper Ludgate.
W. Hooper. With a Letter on landscape Painting by Diderot.
Beautifully rebound in 1/2 leather, spine richly gilt decorated. Fine engraved title page, 9 full page engraved plates by Sparrow after Gessner, charming vignette engraved head and tail-pieces also after Gessner.
Lovely example of this beautiful and well regarded 18th century literary classic.
Book measures: 10 1/2" H X 7 1/2" W.