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Letters of Affaires,
London - T Dring and J Starkey 1657 - The First English edition of Vincent Voiture's letters. With a portrait frontispiece of Voiture. A very scarce work, last seen at auction in 1970. Vincent Voiture was a French poetand writer of prose. During his lifetime he did not publish any works in book form. After his death that his verses and prose letters were the delight of courtiers and were copied and admired. Irregular pagination, as called for. First 192 pages are paginated as normal, where the pagination then goes to 189-236pp. On page 236 (LetterCXVII)the pagination ends and the catch word does not match the letter on the following page (Letter CXVIII). This appears to be the norm, as the copy on EEBO also has this. This was the first andonly edition ofthis work translated from the originalFrench into English by J D, John Davies. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Condition: In a marbled calf binding withgilt stamping to board edges. Has been rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, smart with patches of slight rubbing to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Christopher Rowe. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned with heavy patches of spotting throughout, not affecting readability of text. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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