Title: Lettres a Èmile sur Mythologie, Volume 2, 1833
Author: C.A. Demoustier
Publisher: Chez Delis Le Prieue, Paris
A mid 19th century edition of Charles Albert Demoustier's Lettres a Èmile sur Mythologie, being a wonderful example of prose and verse highlighting figures of Greek mythology, such as the Titan Prometheus who stole fire from the gods, to Charon, ferryman of the dead, or even the poet Arion.
Six parts in two volumes, this being the second volume.
Of Demoustier himself, his life was a tad bit more tragic. Falsely claiming to be descended from legendary writers La Fontaine and Racine, he started writing this mythological work in 1786 and finished it in 1798, garnering some success with the final book, but ultimately dying an early death from pneumonia before he could revise his work.
One Volume in Octavo, 310 pages
There are a number of portraits throughout the volume, depicting various mythological figures and tales.
On note of condition, this volume is in fantastic shape, with the finely tooled spine being in excellent condition, and the boards only bearing some minor wear and scuffs. There is some foxing and staining noted at the edges, but nothing more beyond that.