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BOILEAU DESPRÉAUX, Nicolas (1636-1711)
[Works. 1713]
Oeuvres de Nicolas Boileau Despreaux. Nouvelle edition, reveuë & augmentée. Premiere partie. (Seconde partie.)
A Paris chez Esprit Billiot, 1713.
2 vols ; 25.2 cm. (4º)
I: [30], 368 p., engr. frontis. port., [2] pl.
II: [2], 369--772, [2] p.

This edition is often attributed to the editorship of J.B.H. du Trousset de Valincour and Eusèbe Renaudot; cf. E. Magne, Bibliographie générale des oeuvres de Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, no. 559. Pages [694]--752: 'Remarques Sur Longin' by Dacier and by Boivin.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 12s. on 8 July 1807. (Spiers Box). First front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil 2 toms :12s: with bookseller's codes. Inscribed in ink on title-page of vol. I Rob. Kock. The frontispiece portrait of Boileau is pasted onto the second front free-endpaper, through which can be read a further ownership inscription in ink Jno. Beverley. 1774/ 2 Toms/ -6-.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style panelled sprinkled calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, later gilt-tooled spines with red & olive leather spine-labels.

Reference Number 386


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