Amsterdam, Janssonio Waesbergios, 1735.
3 volumes 16mo [120 x 62 mm] bound in contemporary red morocco, medallions with shell-like designs repeated on the covers, decorated with peacocks, squirrels and birds, flat spines finely decorated, olive green morocco lettering pieces, gilt edges. Contemporary binding by Dubuisson.
The Works of Ovid wonderfully contemporary bound in red morocco decorated by Dubuisson. « Dubuisson, who was a binder-gilder, richly bound with his special tools and medallions a number of copies. » « He was wonderfully supplied with tools and hired a large staff in order to execute the ‘Royal Almanacs’ and other ‘Colombats’ richly bound and gilt at the press. » (Devauchelle, La Reliure en France de ses origines à nos jours, II, p. 232) The present work is illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Ovid engraved by Jan Schenk.
A precious and splendid copy covered with a binding especially executed by Dubuisson, decorated wth a gilt medallion with animal tools of great delicacy. We can see on the covers of the volumes various species of birds, but also squirrel or peacocks. Wonderful volumes showing the sumptuousness of French art in the 18th century.
Provenance : H. Le Fuel with ex libris.