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Les Lettres de Mr. de Voiture.
Paris: Iouxte la copie imprime, 1654. Hardcover. 12mo. pp. [24], 608, [14]. With engraved title page and a portrait of the author (verso *12) both by Peter Clouwet. Bound in early full red morocco including gilt paneled boards; neatly re-backed in matching morocco with gilt stamped spine in five compartments. Staining and mild darkening are present on the covers; the extremities contain some rubbing and wear; the corner tips and the edges of the boards are neatly touched up. Interior pages contain mild marginal age toning; a chip in the outer margin of the portrait leaf is neatly patched. An old ink shelf number[?] is written on the upper verso of the title. Vincent de Voiture (1598-1648) was a French poet and letter writer. Voiture’s letters are known for their wit and fine prose. This edition is possibly an Elzevir imprint published in Holland or Belgium. [Brunet V, 1347].
      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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