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Vincent Voiture
Les Oeuvres de monsieur de Voiture Nouvelle Edition
aris- Chez Louis Billaine, 1663 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce collected edition of the poetry, work and letters of Vincent Voiture. From the sale of the library of Carlos A Bedu. Three parts bound in 1. PartsI and III with separate title pages as called for. Part II with half title as called for. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, title page vignettes and head and tailpieces. Collation: . 20 pages of the preface to part I bound incorrectly after page 24. The publisher's imprint to the final part, Nouvelles Lettres, bears the date 1658 and is consistent with the earlier edition. Lacking three pages of the preface to part III and five pages of index to the Poesies. Vincent Voiture was a French poet and writer, famous as a follower and diplomat to Gaston, Duke of Orleans, the third son of Henry IV of France. Vincent Voiture did not publish during his lifetime but his works were written and passed around the French court and French societyat the time. He won the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu and benefited from this association, becoming one of the earliest members of the Academie Francaise, established by Richelieu in 1635. Voiture's association with the French court and notable figures lend remarkable political insight to his letters, which are often better remembered than his poetry. Condition: Rebound in a red morocco binding with original gilt decorated boards. Externally, smart. Light bumping to extremities of boards and marks to both boards. Informative note slip adhered to front pastedown. Hinges reinforced. Internally, firmly and tightly … [Click Below for Full Description]
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