Lutetiae Parisiorum [i.e. Amsterdam]: 1754. Small Quarto, 175 pages; VG; bound in period red morocco, triple gilt rule to board edges, elaborate gilt spine, brown label with gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; gilt rolls to doublure edges, marbled endpapers; large bookplate removed from front pastedown, replaced with small bookplate; slight cracking to upper rear hinge, mild rubbing;
Bilingual, with Greek on the verso and Latin on the recto; illustrated with 28 of the 29 plates plus a frontispiece, lacking plate 20 with signs it was cut out (Titled 'Liccenion écoute Daphnis et Chloé qui cherchent remede d'Amour'), elaborate vignettes and headpieces;
MW consignment; shelved case 3.
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Daphnis and Chloe is an ancient Greek novel written in the Roman Empire, the only known work of the second-century AD Greek novelist and romance writer Longus.