Paris, A. Robinot 1646.
8vo. 160p. ETCHED TITLE AND SEVEN FULL-PAGE ETCHINGS — five by Pierre Brebiette.
19th-century gilt-ruled crushed red morocco (Petit), spine and title gilt, turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt, parti-colored silk marker.
Beautifully illustrated with delicate and imaginative images, these six verse suites were a staple across Europe in households rich and poor from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. The painter and cutter Brebiette was the first to prepare pictures for the texts. He aimed high and made THE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD DAUPHIN OF FRANCE, the future Louis XIV, the focus of three of the plates. The earliest illustrated edition known to Brunet was that of 1667. In nice condition.
¶Kelso, Doctrine for the Lady of the Renaissance 308; BN, Inventaire du fonds français…du XVIIe siècle II: 131,203, 135,222 & 139,249-51; see Montandon’s Bibliographie des traités de savoir-vivre I: 38.