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DES LAURIERS, known as Bruscambille Nicolas
Prologues tant serieux que facecieux avec plusiers galimacias
Engraved title, last leaf with privilege dated 27 July 1610. 12mo (135 x 75mm). [2], 134, [1]ff. Later 17th-century black morocco, gilt fillets on covers with fleuron corners pieces, a quasi-heraldic centre-piece made up of various small tolls including two lions rampant, the whole surmounted by a crown above a suns, spine gilt, gilt turn-ins, edges gilt. [Paris: Jean Millot A very pretty copy of this uncommon little book. Jean Millot, best known as publisher of Lescarbot?s book on Canada, published a number of such little books and in 1615 was arraigned for publishing scandalous pamphlets for which he was condemned to death, but reprieved and banished from Paris for three years. Des Lauriers, known by the stage name Bruscambille, was an actor in Paris and a member of the company which performed at the Hotel de Bourgogne, and of the ?Come diens du Roi?, who used to deliver these highly entertaining prologues (of which there are 33 here printed) whilst the audience was assembling. Of this work there are two undated editions, this with the imprint of Millot and another with the imprint of Millot and Jean de Bourdeaulx (available on Gallica =BNF Re serve Y2 1321). That edition is reset and the privilege (printed on both recto and verso of the leaf as opposed to just the recto in the present copy) is followed by a leaf with the following 6 lines: [beneath a broken rule] ?Et le dit Milot a consenty et accorde pardevant les Notaires que Jean de Bourdeaulx, aussi marchand Libraire, jouyra du mesme priuilege des Prologues Facecieux? One might suggest that the edition with the 2 nam … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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