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CALLIÈRES, François de (1645--1717)
[Des bons mots et des bons contes. 1693]
Recueil des bons contes et des bons mots. De leur usage, de la raillerie des anciens, de la raillerie & des railleurs de nôtre temps.
A Paris chez la veuve de Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1693.
[12], 213, [1] p. ; 13.7 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. By François de Callières. First published in 1692 under title: Des bons mots et des bons contes, de leur usage, de la raillerie des anciens, de la raillerie et des railleurs de nôtre temps. The author is identified in A.A. Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes, vol. 1 (1872), col. 448. Includes a publisher's catalogue (pp. [xi--xii]). François de Callières was a diplomat and one of the three French signatories to the Peace of Ryswick in 1697. He was also the author of De la manière de négocier avec les souverains, 1716, translated into English in the same year as The art of negotiating with sovereign princes, which became a standard work on diplomacy.

Copy Notes Whereas the title-page states 'Avec privilege', the text (presumably at K6) is wanting.

Binding C17th sprinkled sheep, gilt-tooled spine compartments.

Reference Number 3827


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