The Poetic Works. Paris, Mamert Patisson, 1578. 2 volumes in one volume in-12, fawn morocco, sets of nets and wheels forming a gilt frame on the plates and delimiting a central panel, small irons, spandrels and central cartouche, the central medallion charged with a coat of arms, smooth spine decorated lengthwise, traces of laces (Binding of the 17th century).
Renouard, Estienne, p. 180, n°7. - Tchemerzine, t. I, p. 568.
First collective edition of the works of Rémy Belleau (1528-1577), the best poet of the Pléiade group after Ronsard and Du Bellay.
Washed copy, placed in a very nice 17th century binding, with an undetermined coat of arms. Note the elegance of the decoration on the spine.
Restoration on the edge of the title and folio 69 (some letters redone in ink on the back of the latter). Paper slightly yellowed by washing. Modern gilding of the edges, upper cap restored.
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