L'ART D'AIMER, ET POESIES DIVERSES. Bernard, Pierre-Joseph.
L'ART D'AIMER, ET POESIES DIVERSES.
L'ART D'AIMER, ET POESIES DIVERSES.
L'ART D'AIMER, ET POESIES DIVERSES.

L'ART D'AIMER, ET POESIES DIVERSES.

Paris (?): Printed by Didot (?), 1775 (?).

8vo. (iv) 170p. Engraved title after Baquoy and 7 engraved plates: 4 after Eisen by Baquoy and Ponce and 3 after Martini by Gaucher, Baquoy and Patas. Binding signed Bonle (with "S. D. " at spine foot). Full tan crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and ornate panel ornaments featuring a small bird in the center. Foxing to half-title, the plates celan, mild rubbing, VG. Item #20453

"Pierre-Joseph Bernard is remembered today... because Voltaire gave him the name 'Gentil Bernard' in some verses urging him to finish L'Art d'Aimer... Bernard sets forth the laws which a lover should follow: 'Choose the object', 'stir her affections', and 'enjoy'." (Ray. Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 130).
This edition is scarce and bibliographically complicated with similar, but not exact, citations in Cohen-De Ricci, pp. 133 and 134, and Lewine, pp. 132 and 133.

Price: $350.00

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