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CARTIER DE SAINT PHILIP Le je ne sais quoi


Le je ne sais quoi

S.n., A La Haye 1723, In-12 (9x15,5cm), XIII (1) 261pp. et (2) 236pp. (11), 2 volumes reliés.

first edition under initials (MCDSP), rare, adorned with a title vignette repeated on the second volume. Title pages in red and black.
Half green sheepskin binding ca 1840. Back with Jansenist nerves. Golden title and number. Thinning back. Blunt corners.
The work is a collection of thoughts, short stories, poems, mood notes on all kinds of subjects, on drunkenness, brunettes, tea, cabalists, hunting, celibacy, riches, a a kind of entertaining, original and free pendant to the collections of uplifting and moral thoughts that circulated at the same time. The whole thing is read like a contemporaryical, always in the entertaining and satirical spirit. This literary genre, practiced by Swift, Addisson, had a great vogue in the 18th century, embracing the nuances of free, critical, and always fun reading.

250 €

Réf : 69267



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