29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 15

Almanach des Muses 1770-1792, 1795-1796

Almanach des Muses 1770-1792, 1795-1796

25 vols., half-titles, 25 engraved titles, uniform contemporary sheep gilt, except volume for 1774 in tree calf gilt, flat spines gilt, red morocco labels, some wear to bindings, 8vo, Paris: chez Delalalain, [1770-1792, 1795-1796], sold not subject to return (25)

***The aim of the Almanach des Muses, first published in 1765, was to present recent poetry, with critical notes and information about the literary scene. It published a number of lesser-known writers along with eminent writers such as Chamfort, Beaumarchais, and Voltaire.


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