Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1557.
Bernard Salomon. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #046968
Early full leather, worn at edges, spine dry; sound overall. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing, a few finger marks in margins, small stains in a few spots, pages uniformly lightly browned, pencil notes on endpapers and old initials in pen; good impressions of the plates. Mortimer 403, Brunet 4 287. 91 (of 92) leaves, lacking the final blank (that in some copies has a printer's mark). 178 woodcuts each with an 8 line verse.
Fine italic typeface by Robert Granjon (who was married to Bernard Salomon's daughter). The illustrations were cribbed by Virgil Solis for a 1569 Nuremburg edition. 21 appeared in previous editions of Ovid, the rest here for the first time - one of the finest 16th century French illustrated books. The illustrations were used into the 17th century. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Bernard Salomon. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry. Inventory No: 046968.