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FAUCHET, Claude (1530--1601)
Recveil de l'origine de la langve et poésie françoise, ryme et romans. Plvs les noms et sommaire des oevvres de CXXVII. poetes françois, viuans avant l'an M.CCC.
A Paris par Mamert Patisson imprimeur du Roy, au logis de Robert Estienne, 1581.
[8], 209, [3] p. ; 22.6 cm. (4º)

The dedication dated 'De Paris ce 24. Iuin 1581' is signed 'Clavde Favchet'. Claude Fauchet, a magistrate and historian, was named official court historiographer by Henri IV, and was also the first President de la Cour des Monnaies. He wrote several books and distinguished himself from many of his contemporaries by recognizing the importance of the Middle Ages. This volume is the first ever published on modern literary history. With a final page of errata and privilege leaf. Brunet, II, 1192; A.A. Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Estienne, ou, Histoire de la famille des Estienne et de ses éditions (Paris 1837--38), p. 183.

Copy Notes Bookseller's code in pencil on the rear pastedown.

Binding C17th(?) calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, raised bands, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 649


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