Bonaventure des Périers / Louis Lacour - ‎Nouvelles récréations et joyeux devis‎ & Cymbalum mundi [1/200 Hollande] - 1874

Bonaventure des Périers / Louis Lacour - ‎Nouvelles récréations et joyeux devis‎ & Cymbalum mundi [1/200 Hollande] - 1874
Bindings, Literature - Quantity: 2 - Book

Beautiful edition with the address of the “Librairie des bibliophiles” of the Nouvelles récréations & Cymbalum mundi by Bonaventure Des Périers (ca 1510-1543) in two sturdy octavo volumes (25 x 16).
Reprinted by D. Jouaust. With a notice, notes and a glossary by Louis Lacour.
Copy from the deluxe print on fine paper, this is one of the 200 on Holland (no. 228) after 30 on Chie and 30 on Whatman.

Bound with wide margins in two well-made bindings in half shagreen, smooth spin adorned with an elegant romantic decoration of rocaille leaves and flowers, gilded bands and dotted decoration, gilt topstain.

Good copy, sturdy binding, still decorative despite sunning and light mildew on the spine. Slight damage due to handling: boards are slightly rubbed. Interior in very good condition in terms of freshness.

DES PERIERS (Bonaventure).‎

‎Nouvelles Récréations et joyeux devis, de B. Des Périers. Suivi du Cymbalum mundi. Réimprimés par les soins de D. Jouaust. Avec une notice, des notes et un glossaire par Louis Lacour.‎.

‎Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, 1874. 2 octavo volumes with 3ff.-XLII-277pp.-1f. - 2ff.-326pp.-1f.

Bonaventure Des Périers (ca 1510-1543) was immersed in the current of the evangelical humanism of the 16th century, notably represented by Clément Marot, Etienne Dolet and Jacques Lefèvre d'Etaples; secretary to Marguerite de Navarre - Francois I’s sister-, he is credited with the philosophical and sulphurous Cymbalum Mundi, an anonymous work that caused a sensation in 1537. But, for the general public, he is connected to the lineage of authors of “contes à rire" (funny stories) with his Nouvelles Récréations and Joyeux Devis (posth., 1558). His originality undoubtedly comes from his storytelling and the subtlety of his inspiration, vacillating between facetiousness, melancholy and blind satire.

Lot details
Number of Books
Bindings, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Bonaventure des Périers / Louis Lacour
Book Title
‎Nouvelles récréations et joyeux devis‎ & Cymbalum mundi [1/200 Hollande]
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
25×16 cm
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