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Les Aventures De Télémaque, Par Fénelon. Tome Premier. (Second.)

François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon Archbishop of Cambrai

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/2768

Author

Imprint

(Paris:): De L'Imprimerie De Monsieur., M. DCC. LXXXV.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 341 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

Vol. I: [6], 309, [1] p. [2] add. engr. t.pl., [48] pl. - Vol. II: [4], 297, [3] p., [48] pl. - Each Livre of text is accompanied by one unnumbered pl. [summary and vignette] and three pl. numbered I-III, carrying also the number of the book.

Contents

Vol. I: [Half-t., two add. engr. t.pl., t.p.] - [Text, bks. 1-12, with pl.]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text, bks. 13-24, with pl.] - Approbation; Privilège Du Roi.

Responsibility Note

All numbered plates are signed as designed by C. Monnet and engraved by J.B. Tilliard. In each book the unnumbered plate (carrying a summary and vignette) is unsigned. The first added engraved t.-pl. is unsigned; the second is signed as scripted by Montulay. The title-page vignette (repeated in Vol. II) is signed as designed by Choffard and engraved by Bougries(?). On the half-title versos are given the name of the printer, P. Fr. Didot, and those of the booksellers, Barrois aîné, Eugène Onfroy, Theophile Barrois, Delalain jeune.

References

H. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle (6th. ed., rev. S. de Ricci, 1912), col. 383; G.N. Ray, The art of the French illustrated book 1780 to 1914 (1982,; in paperback 1986), no.36. P. Marechaux, 'Les dieux de Fénelon: Homère, Virgile et la tradition mythographique dans le Télémaque', in Littératures classiques, 23 (1995); V. Kapp, Télémaque de Fénelon: la signification d'une œuvre littéraire à la fin du siècle classique (1983); F. Gallouédec-Genuys, Le prince selon Fénelon (1963); A. Lombard, Fénelon et le retour à l'antique au XVIIIe siècle (1954).

Summary Note

The first added engraved title-plate reads, 'Les Aventures De Télémaque Par Fenelon, Ornées De Figures Gravées D'Après Les Desseins De Cles. Monnet Peintre Du Roi Par Jean Baptiste Tilliard'. The second reads, 'Les Aventures De Télémaque, Fils D'Ulysse. Gravées D'Après Les Desseins De Charles Monnet Peintre Du Roy Par Jean Baptiste Tilliard. A Paris Chez L'Auteur Quay des Grands Augustins maison de Mr. Debure Fils Ainé Libraire. M.DCC.LXXIII. Avec Privilege Du Roy'. The work is a fictional account of the travels of Telemachus, Odysseus's son - under the guise of which Fénelon's pupil, the Duc de Boulogne, was to receive lessons in self-control and a critique of autocracy. It was first published in 1699, and in the 18th century attracted a number of illustrators. The edition with illustrations by Monnet was first published in 1773.

Binding Note

18th-century red morocco, upper and lower covers with gilt borders; spines gilt-decorated and lettered 'Télémaque', black morocco spine-labels numbered '1' and '2'.

Name as Subject

Subject


French fiction - 17th century
Illustrated books - Pictorial works - 18th century

Contributors

Charles Monnet, draughtsman
Jean Baptiste Tilliard, engraver
Montulay, script engraver
Pierre-Philippe Choffard, draughtsman
Pierre-François Didot, printer
Louis-François Barrois, bookseller
Pierre-Théophile Barrois, bookseller
Eugène Onfroy, bookseller
Louis-Alexandre Delalain, bookseller