Thompson - Les saisons - 1769

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Thompson - Les saisons - 1769
Literatura, Poesía - Cantidad: 1 - Libro

New edition of this famous collection of verses by James Thompson, published in Dordrecht by A. Blussé et Fils in 1769. Bound in period calfskin binding with smooth spine adorned with gilded fleurons and title label. Red edges.

A well-preserved copy. Light friction from use on the crowns. Fresh inside with some clear spots of foxing.

Les Saisons (The Seasons in English) is a book in verse by James Thomson (1700-1748). Published by John Millan in 1730, it was then the subject of several modifications published successively in 1744 and in 1746 under the auspices of Andrew Millar and G. Strahan and Robert Bell. It consists of four poems devoted to the different seasons of the year; the first, L'Hiver, written in April 1726, is followed by L'Été in February 1727, Le Printemps in 1728 and L'Automne in 1730. Translated into German as early as 1745, the poem inspired Haydn's oratorio Les Saisons by the intermediary of Gottfried van Swieten.

The set is presented as a series of poems, but is split up according to the calendar of the year. Each season is dedicated to a different personality and is preceded by an argument summarizing its factual development and the logic behind its construction. While the didactic intention is clear, the set differs from the poems generally devoted to nature in the first half of the 18th century, Les Saisons, breathed new vitality into the genre. (Wikipedia)

Detalles del lote
Objeto
Libro
Número de libros
1
Tema
Literatura, Poesía
Autor/ Ilustrador
Thompson
Título del libro
Les saisons
Estado
Buena
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
1769
Edición
Ediciones variadas
Idioma
Francés
Lengua original
No
Editorial
A. Blussé et Fils
Encuadernación
Libro de tapa dura
Número de páginas
332
Dimensiones
10×17 cm
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