Lot 20 of 459:
Early scholarly dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous literature  

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$300 - $500

Title:
Auteurs Deguisez. Sous des Noms Etrangers; Empruntez, Supposez, Feints à Plaisir, Chiffrez, Renversez, Retournez, ou Changez d’une Langue en une Autre
Author:
Baillet, Adrien
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Chez Antoine Dezallier
Date:
1690
Description:

xxv, [2], 615 pp. (12mo) 17x10 cm (6¾x4"), contemporary calf, brown leather label, gilt decorations and lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. First Edition. 

One of the earliest scholarly dictionaries of anonymous and pseudonymous literature, the authors of which are divided into three categories: pseudonymous writers, imposters and plagiarists. Included is an index of over 1700 pseudonyms. 

Auteurs Deguisez was intended as a preliminary study, with a more extensive work to be published later, but Baillet’s project proved highly controversial and its continuation was discouraged. Baillet (1649-1706) was a monastic scholar and the librarian of M. de Lomoignon in Paris.  

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Early ink ownership stamp and signature on the title page; inscription or signature torn away from the bottom blank portion of the title, but neatly repaired; similar tear and repair on the final page of text, with no loss; binding a little rubbed; very good copy.
 
Item number:
250115
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