Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Estienne, Henri

Schediasmata … — Paris 1578 & 1589

Henr. Stephani Schediasmatvm variorum, id est, observationum, emendationum, expositionum, disquisitionum, libri tres : qui sunt pensa succisivarum horarum Ianuarii, Februarii, Martii […]. […] Alii libri tres : qui sunt pensa succisivarum horarum Aprilis, Maii, Iunii […]. — Geneva, Henricus Stephanus, 1578 & 1589. [SOLD]

First editions

12mo (168 x 104 mm). ¶2 a-t8 v4 x2 (g6-8, n5-8 blank); [*2 (first: blank, second: title)], A-T8 V4 X2: (2) leaves, 106, 88, 108 pp.; (2) leaves, 316 pp.

Binding: Red morocco by Hippolite Duru, his stamp on verso of fly-leaf, triple gilt fillet on both covers, spine gilt, inside dentelle, gilt edges. A fine copy. Rare, especially the 1589 edition.

Provenance: The influential French author, librarian and Pilot of Romanticism Charles Nodier (1780-1844), his ex-libris on paste-down. In 1813 Nodier returned [from Ljubljana] to Paris … In 1824 he was appointed librarian of the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, a position that he kept for the rest of his life … The twenty years at the Arsenal were the most important and fruitful of Nodier’s career. He had the advantage of a settled home in which to collect and study rare and unusual books; and he was able to establish a celebrated literary salon, known as Le Cénacle, rallying a knot of young literary men to romanticism (the so-called Romanticists of 1830), some of whom would achieve great renown themselves. Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset and Sainte-Beuve all acknowledged their obligations to him, and Alexander Dumas incorporated his recollections of Nodier into his novelette La Dame au Collier de Velours. The group included Alphonse de Lamartine and Gérard de Nerval. Nodier was a passionate admirer of Goethe, Laurence Sterne and Shakespeare,  and himself contributed to the literature that was one of the leading traits of the Romantic school.

Bound by Hippolite Duru (1803-1884) before 1844, the year of Nodier’s death. Duru worked in collaboration with René Victor Chambolle from 1861. The collaboraion was dissolved in 1863 and Chambolle signed subsequent bindings Chambolle-Duru. Small stamp H. Duru on verso of fly-leaf.

Renouard I, 147 & 153; Adams S-1788 & 1789.