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Anacreon.  Odes d'Anacréon, traduites en françois, avec le texte grec, la version latine, des notes critiques, et deux dissertations. Par le citoyen Gail ... Avec estampes, odes grecques mises en musique par Gossec, Méhul, le Sueur, et Chérubini; et un discours sur la music grecque. Paris: de l'imprimerie de Pierre Didot l'Aine, an VII (1799). Large 4to (33 cm, 13"). xvi, 204 pp. Music: 5. 7, 2–3, 3 pp. Frontis,, plt.
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Original Greek with parallel Latin translation and a full French translation by Gail. Frontispiece portrait of Anacreon in two states and one plate by Boichot also in two states. Engraved music at end.
        “Edition plus complete que toutes celles qui ont paru jusqu’a ce jour” (title-page).
        The copies located via WorldCat all are reported as being only 26 cm tall and lacking the extra plate present here. None report having the frontispiece in two states.
        Provenance: Ownership note of the Rev. Charles C. Bubb, D.D., Fremont, Ohio, 1928; Bubb owned and operated the Clerk’s Press.

Cohen-de Ricci 81; Schweiger, I, 25; Graesse, I, 111. 19th-century half brown morocco, spine gilt, and marbled boards by L. Causse. Top edge gilt. Light waterstaining to the leather.  (40324)   Please RESHELVE This.


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