Lot n° 231
250 - 350 EUR
Meusnier de Querlon - Chimot, Édouard - Les... - Lot 231 - Crait + Müller
Meusnier de Querlon - Chimot, Édouard - Les Soupers de Daphné, suivi des Dortoirs de Lacédémone. The complete text of the 1740 princeps edition, Paris, Éditions Éryx, 1951. In-4, red half-maroquin with corners, gilt fillets on the boards, spine with 4 nerves decorated in gold with a small female figure wearing a garland of flowers, gilt head, lined case - 116 pp., [4 ff.], 14 original full-page etchings by Édouard Chimot. Edition of 429 numbered copies on large Rives vellum, 1/195 (n° 361). In a fanciful Greek antiquity, Meusnier de Querlon satirizes the dinners given in his time by great people. The key to the Soupers de Daphné is given at the end of the book. Among them, Louis XV himself, Mme de Mailly, the Princess of Rohan and some others. A small gallant masterpiece of the 18th century illustrated in the antique style and with great lightness by Édouard Chimot.
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