Joci. André. fl ARNAUD.


Avignon, J. Bramereau 1600.

12mo. [x], 216, [2]p. Occasional Greek type, title and central ornament in fleuron frame.

Contemporary limp vellum (small lacuna from the front panel), manuscript spine title, four pigskin ties.

First Edition. This joke book offers amusing stories, witty letters, word play, THE DESCRIPTION OF A WOMAN’S BODY, epitaphs (including the author’s own) and mock defenses of drunkenness, hedonism and cruelty. At least five printings followed. A good copy (blank marginal worming in one quire), some lower edges uncut; signature of 19th-century antiquary comte Alphonse de La Guère (1846-99).
¶Arbour, L’Ère baroque 2943; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIe I: 279,151; Brunet I: 486; for later editions, see Rosenthal’s Bibliotheca magica 5160 & Gay’s Bibliographie relatifs à l’amour, aux femmes, au mariage II: 722.

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