1743 1st ed GREEK Heliodorus ETHIOPIA Mythology Egypt Persia Aethiopica French

HELIODORUS, Bishop of Tricca

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This 1743 French printing is an important and famous edition of Heliodorus’s only known work, ‘Aethiopica’. This work tells the story and history of the development of Ethiopia through the lens of an ancient Greek romance novel. It is also believed that that Torquato Tasso took significant liberties from ‘Aethiopica’ and used them in his famous book ‘Jerusalem Delivered.’

 

This two-volume first edition features the French translation of an anonymous scholar, though many references attribute it to Louis-François de Fontenu. It also includes 6 full-page engravings as well as 12 beautiful vignette engravings.

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1743 1st ed GREEK Heliodorus ETHIOPIA Mythology Egypt Persia Aethiopica French

 

This 1743 French printing is an important and famous edition of Heliodorus’s only known work, ‘Aethiopica’. This work tells the story and history of the development of Ethiopia through the lens of an ancient Greek romance novel. It is also believed that that Torquato Tasso took significant liberties from ‘Aethiopica’ and used them in his famous book ‘Jerusalem Delivered.’

 

This two-volume first edition features the French translation of an anonymous scholar, though many references attribute it to Louis-François de Fontenu. It also includes 6 full-page engravings as well as 12 beautiful vignette engravings.

 

Item number: #3290

Price: $499

 

HELIODORUS, Bishop of Tricca

 

Amours de Théagènes et Chariclée, histoire Ethiopique.

 

Coustelier: Paris, 1743. First edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [2], x, 213, [1]
      • 6 plates; 6 vignette engravings
    • II – [2], 190
      • 6 vignette engravings
    • References: Querard IV, 57; Cohen Ricci 478
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.25in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

HELIODORUS, Bishop of Tricca

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete