Abbé de Tressan - Mythologie comparée avec l'histoire - 1803

Abbé de Tressan - Mythologie comparée avec l'histoire - 1803
Bindings, History - Quantity: 1 - Book

A very neat new edition, printed on beautiful white laid paper, illustrated with 75 subjects line engraved on tipped-in plates.

Didactic book on mythology that aims to “expand as much as possible the parallels between the fable and history and the explanations of fables... we have included historical details on the druids.”

M. L'Abbé de Tressan.

La mythologie comparée avec l'histoire (Book adopted by the University Council to serve in teaching in high schools and secondary schools.)

Paris, Chez Gabriel Dufour, 1818.

VIII-329 pages + 297 pages. Complete.

Octavo (14 x 21 cm)

Spine redone during the 20th century in shagreen, original red morocco label, the binding has the original full glazed calfskin boards with dentelle frames. All edges red.

Sturdy volume, the spine is in very good condition. Faded, rubbed boards, restored corners. Fresh and clean interior, some foxing on the paper of the text, more pronounced foxing on the paper of the boards.

The author Maurice-Élisabeth de Lavergne de Tressan, also called the Abbé de Tressan was a French writer born in 1748 and who died in 1809.
Son of Louis-Élisabeth de La Vergne de Tressan, he was the vicar of Rouen. He emigrated during the French Revolution and came back to France after 18 Brumaire and took up literature; he was especially close to Abbot Delille.

First edition of Mythologie comparée avec l'histoire, London, 1776: several reissues until 1830.

Lot details
Number of Books
Bindings, History
Author/ Illustrator
Abbé de Tressan
Book Title
Mythologie comparée avec l'histoire
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Illustrated Edition
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Number of pages
21×14 cm
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