Seria Et Joci. Ou Recueil De Plusieurs Pieces Sur Divers Sujets. Jean LE MIÈRE, sieur de Basly. fl. 1662.
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Seria Et Joci. Ou Recueil De Plusieurs Pieces Sur Divers Sujets.

Caen, J. Cavelier 1662.

8vo. [iix], 119p.

Contemporary vellum (soiled).

First Edition. Anagrams and riddles, sonnets and distichs, epitaphs and epithalamia compose this collection of short verse, nearly all in French. Praise of Caen authors of history and botany mix with laments on the death of a cock and on the marriage of a handsome young man to an ugly old woman. Poems to Scarron, Gassendi, Richelieu, Mazarin, John Owen, Cromwell and King Gustave of Sweden compete with those on a sundial, the snows of 1660, local academics and family members. Nearly a dozen pieces address Le Mière. I have found one example in the U.S. In good condition (small spot on two leaves, pale stain to the final four blank lower margins), bookplate of Jean-Claude Ducable.
¶Frère, Manuel du bibliographe normand II: 205; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle XIII(2): 61,333 (after Frère).

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