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Published by Hachette Livre Bnf, United States (2016)

ISBN 10: 2016165855 ISBN 13: 9782016165850

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Item Description: Hachette Livre Bnf, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: French . Brand New Book. Dessein de la tragedie des Amours de Jupiter et de Semele (de Boyer): representee sur le Theatre royal du Marais invente par le Sr Buffequin, machinisteDate de l edition originale: 1666Ce livre est la reproduction fidele d une oeuvre publiee avant 1920 et fait partie d une collection de livres reimprimes a la demande editee par Hachette Livre, dans le cadre d un partenariat avec la Bibliotheque nationale de France, offrant l opportunite d acceder a des ouvrages anciens et souvent rares issus des fonds patrimoniaux de la BnF.Les oeuvres faisant partie de cette collection ont ete numerisees par la BnF et sont presentes sur Gallica, sa bibliotheque numerique.En entreprenant de redonner vie a ces ouvrages au travers d une collection de livres reimprimes a la demande, nous leur donnons la possibilite de rencontrer un public elargi et participons a la transmission de connaissances et de savoirs parfois difficilement accessibles.Nous avons cherche a concilier la reproduction fidele d un livre ancien a partir de sa version numerisee avec le souci d un confort de lecture optimal. Nous esperons que les ouvrages de cette nouvelle collection vous apporteront entiere satisfaction.Pour plus d informations, rendez-vous sur. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9782016165850

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Item Description: Plate: ' Semele is consum'd by Jupiter's thunder.' (Plate is accompanied by text in French, English, German and Dutch under image.) In Greek mythology, Semele demanded of Zeus / Jupiter that he reveal himself in all his glory as proof of his godhood. Though Zeus begged her not to ask this, she persisted and he agreed. Mortals, however, cannot look upon Zeus without dying, and she perished, consumed in lightning-ignited flame. Etching/Engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Tafereel, of Beschryving van den prachtigen Tempel der Zang-Godinnen.' (Translation from Dutch: Scene or description of the magnificent temple of singing godesses. Temple of the Muses.), by Bernard Picart Le Romain and published by H. Chatelain in Amsterdam, 1733. This is the first edition of this beautiful work, which took three years to complete, is a highlight of 18th century Dutch book illustration. The work consists of 60 full-page folio size plates within different ornamental borders, illustrating the Metamorphoses by Ovidius. Artists and Engravers: The author and engraver of this work is Bernard Picart (1673-1733). He was a French painter and engraver. He received his art education from his father, Etienne (1632-1721), from Le Brun and Jouvenet at the Royal Academy. His talents developed rapidly: at the age of sixteen he gained honors at the Academy of Paris.He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. Other engravers worked on this work as well. Condition: Fine, given age. Right margin uneven from binding. Some creasing, especially around the bottom of the sheet (slightly affecing the decorative border around the image). General age-related toning and/or occasional faint staining from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B22-23 The overall size is ca. 11 x 15.9 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 28 x 40.5 cm. The image size is ca. 25 x 34.5 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 12109

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