1696 Scarce French Book ~ ANACREON & SAPPHO (poetess of Lesbos) Poems - SAPHO (curiosa).
Author : ANACREON - SAPHO (SAPPHO) , Le Fevre.
Title :LES POESIES D'ANACREON ET DE SAPHO , traduites de grec en francois avec des remarques par mademoiselle Le Fevre.
Language : Text in Greek and French.
Publisher : A Lyon, Chez Horace Molin, 1696.
Size : 7 "X 4 ".
Pages : 429 pages.
Binding : Good full calf leather binding (rear hinge partly cracked but still tight and secure, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining).
Illustrations : Illustrated with thin bands and angels tailpieces.
Estimate : (USD 275 - USD 375)
The book : Scarce French 17th century edition of ANACREON & SAPPHO (Lesbos) Poems.
The authors :
Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre.Beyond her poetry, she is well known as a symbol of love and desire between women, with the English words sapphic and lesbian being derived from her own name and the name of her home island respectively.
Anacreon (c. 582 – c. 485 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Anacreon's poetry touched on universal themes of love, infatuation, disappointment, revelry, parties, festivals and the observations of everyday people and life.
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