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BOILEAU DESPRÉAUX (Nicolas).

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Various works of Sieur D*** with the Treatise on the sublime or the marvellous in speech. Translated from the Greek by Longin. A Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, 1674. 2 parts in one volume in-4°, basane, fillet and fine gilt roulette framing the boards, royal coat of arms in the centre, spine ribbed and decorated with fleurs de lys (period binding). FIRST COLLECTIVE EDITION, PARTLY ORIGINAL (for the preface, the Art poétique, the first four songs of the Lutrin and the translation of the Traité du sublime), shared between several publishers. An allegorical copper-engraved frontispiece by LANDRY and another figure by CHAUVEAU at the head of the "Discours au Roy"; bands, lettering and end-papers Some foxing, three out-of-text figures lacking, but a RARE EXAMPLE IN EARLY PERIOD BINDINGS & WITH ROYAL ARMS OF THIS FIRST EDITION. Tchemerzine, II, 268-269.

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