THE WORKS OF SOLOMON GESSNER, HANDSOMELY BOUND
GESSNER, Salomon. The Works. Liverpool: J. M’Creery, 1802. Three volumes. Octavo, 19th-century three-quarter tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. $350.
Early edition in English of Gessner’s works, with 16 engraved plates, handsomely bound in three-quarter tan calf-gilt.
Includes “The Death of Abel,” “Letter on Landscape Painting,” “From Mademoiselle,” “To Mademoiselle,” “Daphnis,” “Evander and Alcimna,” “Erastus,” “The Deluge,” and “The Wish,” as well as an assortment of idyls and miscellanies. Title page owner signatures clipped.
A bit of foxing and soiling to text, light rubbing and soiling to bindings. A very good set.