Item #11300 Jérémie, Poëme En Quatre Chants. François Torchon-Desmarais.
Jérémie, Poëme En Quatre Chants.
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Jérémie, Poëme En Quatre Chants.

Paris, G. Desprez 1771.

8vo (198 x 130 mm.). [ii], etched title, 126, [2]p. and SIX ETCHED AND ENGRAVED PLATES after Pierre Le Clerc.

Contemporary red morocco (rubbed), GILT ARMS OF POPE CLEMENT XIV, flat spine and title gilt, all edges gilt, green silk marker.

First Edition, printed on thick paper and bound for Pope Clement XIV, who praised Torchon. The artist made the author’s animus explicit in this thinly veiled Catholic attack on Voltaire and the philosophes. For example, the high priest strikes Jeremiah in front of the Bastille. In nice condition, bookplate of Jayne Wrightsman (1919-2019).
¶Callaway, Jeremiah Through the Centuries passim; Cohen-de Ricci, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures 298.

Item #11300

Price: $2,350.00