Item #11950 Poësies Francoises. [And:] Poesie Toscane. Poesias Castellanas Del Mismo. Carmina Latina Ejusdem. François Séraphin Regnier-Desmarais, abbé.
Poësies Francoises. [And:] Poesie Toscane. Poesias Castellanas Del Mismo. Carmina Latina Ejusdem.
Poësies Francoises. [And:] Poesie Toscane. Poesias Castellanas Del Mismo. Carmina Latina Ejusdem.
ORATOR, LEXICOGRAPHER, POET, FORGER

Poësies Francoises. [And:] Poesie Toscane. Poesias Castellanas Del Mismo. Carmina Latina Ejusdem.

Paris, C. Cellier 1707-1708.

Two volumes. 12mo (175 x 98 mm.). Etched frontis., [iv], 532 [r. 504], [10]p. and [iv], 517 [r. 515], [9]p. Volume I with an etched allegorical frontispiece of Athena, Apollo and the Muses (J.-B. II Scotin), a woodcut ornament on the first title and a typographic on the second.

Contemporary gilt red morocco (rubbed, minor neat repairs), spine with dotted blooms and sprays, gilt-lettered title, all edges gilt over marbling.

            In French, Italian, Spanish and Latin, this collection ranges explores seventeen verse forms, sestinas to romances, fables to glosas. The author found inspiration in Cervantes, Tasso, Petrarch, Lope de Vega, Horace, Catullus, Juvenal, Tacitus, the Bible and Amadís de Gaula, and he here translates excerpts of Anacreon and the Iliad into French and into Italian. He riffs on noblewomen, nuns, courtesans, the death of a dog, Neapolitan inscriptions and a maritime conflagration at Tobago in 1677. Already a member of the Académie française, HE SUCCESSFULLY FABRICATED A PETRARCH CANZONE to enter the Accademia della Crusca. No North American library owns the set. In very good condition (two quires toned), bottom edge of two leaves still conjugate, signatures of André marquis de Bourbon de Monte, armorial bookplate (1920 ) of Mégret de Devise, unidentified stamped cipher.
¶Cioranescu 58647 & 58655; Fowler, Catalogue of the Petrarch Collection 418 (Vol. II); Hoffmann, Bibliographisches Lexicon der gesammten Litteratur der Griechen I: 143 & II: 350 (Vol. II); see Gamba’s Serie dei testi di lingua 2122.

Item #11950

Price: $3,500.00