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Allegorical writings by Des Periers, 1711  

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Contes et nouvelles et joyeux devis de Bonaventure Des Périers. On a joint à cette édition des observations sur le Cymbalum mundi de cet auteur

Des Périers, Bonaventure


Jean Frederic Bernard



2 volumes in 1. [10], 296, [4]; 271, [1] pp. Title pages printed in red & black. Copper-engraved frontispiece. (12mo) 13.4x7 cm (5¼x2¾"), period calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers. 

Allegorical writings by the 16th century French writer who was for a time the valet chambre to Marguerite d'Angoulême, queen of Navarre, and acted as her secretary.  He is considered by some as one of the early masters of French prose. Old engraved bookplate; ink ownership signature on title page.

Lot Amendments

Wear to spine ends and corners; small, dark marginal stain to last several leaves, final leaf with chip in lower margin affecting no text; very good.

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