Poésies par Madame Amable Tastu




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Third edition, published one year after the original, printed by the author's husband, Joseph Tastu.
The copy has an additional state before the letter of the frontispiece "The Angel by Devéria engraved by Fouchery printed on Chine appliqué.
Engraved vignettes in the text.
A poetess, librettist and romantic muse appreciated by Lamartine, Hugo, Chateaubriand and Desbordes-Valmore, Amable Tastu gave her name to a rose created in her honour.

Beautiful binding signed R. P. GinainHe was one of the best Romantic bookbinders, a pupil of Bozérian le jeune, who practised in Paris between 1821 and 1847 and produced bindings for Louis-Philippe and the Prince de Joinville.
"M. Ginain is one of those consummate artists to whom amateurs can entrust their most precious books with an assurance that will never be mistaken. The solidity of his construction, the good taste of his ornaments, the neatness and elegance of his workmanship, and the moderation of his prices have long recommended him to luxury bookshops and owners of select collections" Charles Nodier, Bookbinding in nineteenth-century France, Bulletin du bibliophile, 1834.

Vicaire VII, 760 for the first edition.

Paris,1827. Bound,[2] pl. - [1] f. - 344 pp.

Contemporary binding signed R. P. Ginain. Red calf, spine ribbed and decorated with gold fillets and cold fleurons, double framing in gold and cold on the boards with cold plate decoration, gold roulette on the edges, inner gold roulette, gilt edges, bookmark. Patina, slight rubbing, upper corners rubbed. Slight foxing.


Amable Tastu

Amable Cazimir Sabine Voïart

(Metz: 30 August 1795 - Palaiseau: 11 January 1885)

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