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L'apparition de Mr. Le Noble à l'auteur des Dialogues diaboliques, ou des diables Boiteux et Borgne. Pièce nouvelle. Par L.P.R.
A Turnhaute chez Victor le Sincère, à l'enseigne de la Verité, 1708.
23, [1] p. ; 14.2 cm. (12º)

Only one other copy has been traced in the catalogue of the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin of this very rare pamphlet in the form of a response to Le Noble's Dialogue entre le diable boiteux et le diable borgne, Paris, 1707 (another ed., Amsterdam, 1708), which in turn had been inspired by Le Sage's prose satire Le diable boiteux, first published in 1707 (q.v., 1781 ed.). The imprint is certainly fictitious; 'Victor le Sincère' is one of at least half a dozen "Sincere" imprints supposedly in towns across northern Europe invented to evade censorship. The text relates an imaginary magical visit by the prolific writer Le Noble (himself an author of anonymous and pseudonymous pamphlets) to an Author who supposedly published the Dialogue (actually several linked dialogues) under his name, to extract an assurance that the false attributions would cease.

Copy Notes Bound (3) with Brilhac's Agnes de Castro, 1710 (q.v.), J. Donneau de Vise, L'apoticaire de qualité, Cologne, 1670 (q.v.) and J. Hacot, Anecdotes galantes, Frankfurt and Leipzig [i.e. Paris?], 1760 (q.v.).

Binding C18th yellow paper boards with (later?) paper spine, MS. spine-title in ink 'Nouvelles/ Agnes de Castro -/ Anecdotes galantes' and date '1708'.

Reference Number 1057


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