Rare copy of the first edition in-12 format of these works by Boileau, published during the author's lifetime, adorned with a frontispiece and 4 engravings, by Pierre Landry, Nallot and Vallet after Paillet.
Opens with a speech to the King, followed by 9 Satires, 5 Epistles, Poetic Art, the Lectern, and the Treaty of the Sublime in separate pagination, with remarks and end table.
Copy in contemporary binding, full brown calfskin, ribbed spine decorated with gilt irons. Casters on the cups. Marbled slices. - Solid volume. lack of fragment at the lower cap. , drilled corners. Fresh interior, slight yellowing, some sheets cut short. Good condition.
Nicholas Boileau (1636-1711). Poet, translator, polemicist and theoretician of literature, he was considered in his time and by posterity as the legislator or the “Regent of Parnassus” for his “passionate intransigence”. Admirer and friend of Molière for ten years, familiar with Furetière and Chapelle, he was in the last quarter of the century the colleague and privileged interlocutor of Racine.
Miscellaneous works of Mr. D*** (Boileau Despréaux) with the treaty of the sublime or the marvelous in the speech translated from the Greek of Longin
Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, 1675
in-12 (17 x 9.5 cm); 233pp-(13) (8) 139pp.-(8)
Subject: Rare collective OE Œuvres Boileau ill. 1675 Poetry Poetic Art Lectern Sublime