Le Parnasse des dames.

Paris, Janet, [1814].

18mo in 6s, pp. [14], 184, [8 (‘Calendrier pour l’an 1814’)], with engraved title with vignette, and 6 engraved plates, each with tissue guard; calendar printed within typographic border; a little marginal foxing; else a very good copy in a contemporary red straight-grained morocco case-binding, borders within a roll-tooled gilt frame of grapes and vine leaves, spine gilt to a neoclassical design, edges gilt; in a matching slipcase, lettered in gilt, lightly rubbed.


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An attractive copy of Janet’s Parnasse des dames, a pocket-book alamanac on art and literature aimed at a female readership. The little volume contains a broad miscellany of verse, some by female authors, prefaced by engraved copies of works by seventeenth-century French and Dutch painters (Nicolas Poussin, Metzu, Antoine Le Nain, David Teniers twice, and van der Heyden), each accompanied by explanatory text.

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