Traduction en prose et en vers d'une ancienne hymne

(Pervigilium Veneris.)

Traduction en prose et en vers d'une ancienne hymne

sur les fêtes de Vénus, intitulée Pervigilium Veneris.

Description: some dustsoiling and toning, a piece of lower blank corner of final leaf torn away, slight damage to corner of previous three leaves, pp. 47, [1], 8vo, later marbled boards, spine and edges rubbed, label chipped, good

Publication Details: A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Barbou, 1766

Notes: A rare printing of the Pervigilium Veneris (or 'Vigil of Venus'), a late antique poem of unknown authorship (sometimes attributed to Tiberianus), with accompanying French translations in both prose and verse, by Henri-Simon-Joseph Ansquer de Ponçol (1730-1783), who signs the dedication. The imprint mentions London but it is almost certainly entirely a Parisian production; nonetheless it has an ESTC entry, locating copies in the BL & Niedersachsische Staatsbibliothek only. COPAC adds Cambridge, and Worldcat the Biblioteca Nacional de España, NYPL, and Texas A&M....more

Bibliography: (ESTC T126505)

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Price: £250

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1766

Stock Number: 52109

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