[Manuscript]. My Relaxation. 1st part. Manuscript,... - Lot 102 - Chayette & Cheval

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[Manuscript]. My Relaxation. 1st part. Manuscript,... - Lot 102 - Chayette & Cheval
[Manuscript]. My Relaxation. 1st part. Manuscript, undated (first quarter of the 19th century). Small in-8, [2] f., 426 pp. and [4] f. of table, contemporary long-grained midnight blue morocco, smooth spine decorated with small irons and stippling, gilt title, gilt roulette of palmettes and gilt fillet bordering the boards, gilt roulette at the necks and endpapers, lining and endpaper of gold tabis, gilt edges. Spine stamped 1. Contemporary binding in the style of Bozerian (1 plate and 1 page disbound, some rubbing). First part of this beautiful manuscript, carefully calligraphed in brown ink. The binding, done in the style of Bozérian, bears a discreet inscription "1" on the back. The volume gathers fables, tales, songs, epistles, riddles, etc., and various poems, including translations by Goethe and Schiller. The pieces in verse or prose are dated between 1793 and 1807. Let us mention: "On the tomb of Loudon after having visited it in Hatendorf, near Vienna, on September 3, 1807"; "Promenade at the old castle of Kinsburg located at the top of the Sugarloaf, a mountain in the vicinity of Schelestatt in Alsace". Essays of translation of Languedoc and Italian poems, notice on Goudelin, Languedoc poet, and some translations of his poems. This charming pre-romantic manuscript is decorated with 11 wash and watercolor drawings (the table announces 13 drawings including a portrait which is missing) by Krafft and by the painter and landscape designer Martin von Molitor (1759-1812), member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
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