CHAUSSARD (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste) Fêtes et... - Lot 129 - Briscadieu

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CHAUSSARD (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste) Fêtes et... - Lot 129 - Briscadieu
CHAUSSARD (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste) Fêtes et courtisanes de la Grèce, supplement to the voyages of Anacharsis and Antenor, comprising: 1/ La chronique religieuse des anciens grecs - 2/ Leurs moeurs privées - 3/ Un almanach athénien - 4/ La Description des danses grecques. Second corrected and enlarged edition, music by Méhul, drawings by Garnerey. Paris, Barba, 1803. 4 volumes in-12 : 4f., CIV, 444pp, 1f. ; frontispiece, a folding table of the cult of the sun, 3 plates of musical staves by Méhul / 4f., 438pp, 1f. ; frontispiece / 4f. 383Pp, 1f. ; frontispiece, a table of the planets / 4f., XII, 466pp, 1f. ; frontispiece, 6 folding plates of costumes. Contemporary raked calf, ornate smooth spines, red title-pieces and tomaisons, gilt roulettes on edges. An erudite book on ancient Greek religion, mystery cults, festivals and initiation rituals, rare and sought-after, it takes a scholarly approach to then-neglected themes such as priapaea and ancient hetaerae.
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