I. Livre Des Remedes contre l’Amour. OVID . 43 B. C. E.-17, Publius Ovidius Naso.
I. Livre Des Remedes contre l’Amour.
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I. Livre Des Remedes contre l’Amour.

Paris, Anne Sauvage (widow of M. Guillemot) and S. Thiboust 1613.

12mo. [ii blank], [vi], 110 [r. 90], [1]p. Finely engraved allegorical title vignette of Minerva “helping” Cupid douse his torch in the River Lethe.

Contemporary vellum (soiled and lightly stained), old spine label removed, contemporary manuscript title on the top edge.

First Edition, second issue, all published, of this partial translation. Love’s Remedy is Ovid’s tongue-in-cheek recantation of his Art of Love (on courtship and seduction). Louis XIII’s royal historiographer, Nicolas Renouard authored this version. I have located only one other copy of each issue (both in Europe). In original condition (narrow pale stain to the blank upper margin of the first few leaves).
¶Schweiger, Handbuch…Lateinische Schriftsteller II: 679; Arbour, L’Ère baroque 6632; not in Cioranescu.

Item #10863

Price: $2,600.00