Frankfurt am Main, D. Custos 1612.
12mo (123 x 72 mm.). [xxiii], 790, p.
19th-century brown morocco (rubbed), the blind arms of William Stirling Maxwell on the front panel and his blind cipher on the rear, gilt-lettered spine (crown and base worn), all edges gilt.
First Edition, THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF FRENCH PROVERBS PUBLISHED TO THAT TIME. These 5500 proverbs are arranged alphabetically by subject and accompanied by Garnier’s Latin translation of each. Protestant, Garnier emigrated to Germany and taught French at Giessen then Leipzig. In good condition (slightly browned, minor worming to six corners, a small spot on three leaves), bookplates of Sir William Stirling Maxwell and de Guinzbourg.
¶Arbour, L’Ère baroque en France 6505; Moll, Sprichwörter-Bibliographie 2151; VD17 23:288128B (erroneous pagination).