Seconde Edition, reveue & corrigee. Paris: chez Pierre Lamy, au Palais au second Pilier de la grand' Salle, au grand Cefar, 1659. Second Edition a8, A-H12, I6, K3. This book is bound in red quarter calf over marbled boards. The edges of the leaves are marbled as well.
Edge wear on the boards with corner bumping and some loss of leather at the corners. The leaves have slight browning and occasional spotting and what appears to be a light water exposure on the edges of pages but very light and nothing that impairs legibility.
Antoine Furetiere: A Well esteemed author and linguistic philosopher by both Racine and Moliere. A Well esteemed author and linguistic philosopher by both Racine and Moliere, Furetiere is probably best known for his Dictionary. His'Nouvelle Allegoriques,' however, is a fascinating piece that was first printed in 1658. It describes eloquence, allegory, and writing in general.
Antoine Furetiere was a French writer, born in Paris in 1620, became Abbe of Chalivoy. He was chosen a member of the French Academy in 1662. In his "Bourgeois Romance" ("Romance Bourgeois, " 1666) he satirized the manners of the middle or inferior class; he also wrote "The Voyage of Mercery", a satire in verse, (1673). Having undertaken to compile a Dictionary of the French language while that of the Academy was in progress, he was accused of plagiarism, and expelled from the Academy, in 1685. His Dictionary was published in 1690 and was received with favor.
Only one copy in the USA. Second copy is in Tokyo, Japan.
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