Oeuvres complètes by Guessner
and Idylles by Berquin.
- A: " Oeuvres Complètes de Guessner".
. Author: Salomon de Guessner .
. Publisher: Mourer in Lausanne.
. 3/3 volumes, 1775, first edition.
. Volumes in sextodecimo (12.5 x 9.5 cm).
Period calfskin bindings, blunt corners, clean covers
with gilded edging, the start of a tear on the joints of Volume 2,
missing caps, marbled gutters, ribbed spines adorned with title labels,
sound bindings and well-holing book blocks, very minute spots of soiling, to be noted is that
two pages in Volume 2 are lightly torn but without lacks (see photo).
Complete of the portrait, title page frontispieces and its 14 full-page plates,
lovely engravings by J. Perzant.
- Totally forgotten today, Salomon Guessner (1730-1788) announces
the idyllic Switzerland advocated by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his "Nouvelle Héloise".
Works like “Paul et Virginie” by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
owe him a lot.
- B: " Les Idylles de Mr. de Berquin".
. Authors: Mr. de Wieland, Mr. de Gessner and Abbé Métastase.
. Publisher: Ruault in Paris. Third edition, 1775.
. Volume in sextodecimo (13.5 x 9 cm).
Lovely period marbled full calfskin binding, clean covers with gilded friezes,
gilded edge and gutter, rubbed corners, caps present.
Sound binding and well-holding book block, foxing on all of the pages.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 full-page plates,
engravings by E. De Guendt, De Launay, De Masquier, etc.
- Number of Books
- Literature, Philosophy
- Author/ Illustrator
- Salomon Gessner
- Book Title
- Oeuvres complètes de Gessner
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Mourer à Lausanne
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 125×95 mm