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Claude Joseph DORAT Merlin, Bel - Esprit

Claude Joseph DORAT

Merlin, Bel - Esprit

Chez Monory, à Londres & se trouve à Paris 1780, In 8 (14x21,5cm), xvj 136pp., relié.


First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece Marillier, engraved by De Veau launay.Plein blond glossy granite. Smooth back features 5 jewels compartmentalized roulette tail and head. Part of title in red morocco. Slices cailloutées blue. Wetting a high margin on a 4 cm wide (end of the book, the paper becomes brittle at this point). Two snags in tail. Good copy in ensemble.Cette comedy is a satirical load at the point of doing all the learned school in the world of letters, writers and philosophers. In the preface established a portrait of Voltaire, although this is never mentioned by Dorat. We know that the author had declared against the philosophers in the famous quarrel against the encuclopédistes. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

250 €

Réf : 38329

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