The Loves of Mirtil, Son of Adonis.


The Loves of Mirtil, Son of Adonis.

A Pastoral.

Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, engraved title page and six engraved plates, paper toned and lightly dustsoiled, a little spotting throughout, one plate's lower margin 1cm shorter, pp. iv, [4], 139, [1], 8vo, twentieth-century plain green paper boards backed with cloth, a little grubby but good

Publication Details: [] 1770

Notes: Translated from the anonymous 'Les amours de Mirtil', published 1761 with a false 'Constantinople' imprint; the text has been attributed to Fontenelle. The plates here are by J. Caldwell after Gravelot, and are close but reversed copies of those in the original. Oddly scarce in the UK, with ESTC listing only three copies - Brighton Central, BL, and Bodleian - outside of the 13 in the USA.

Bibliography: (ESTC T118871)

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Price: £300

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1770

Stock Number: 48874

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