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The Letters of Monsieur de Balzac. Translated into English, According to the Last Edition
Printed by I.N. and are to be sold by W. Edmonds, and I. Colby, at their shops. - . Hardcover. 406pp. Published 1638. Contemporary calf. Neatly re-hinged, a very good copy. The letters were originally published, in French, in 1624 and met with an extraordinary reception for their eloquence. Such was his reputation that any man who wished to be deemed a man of wit and letters wrote to him for the sole purpose of obtaining a reply. Sometimes he would need to reply to fifty or more at a time, a task which caused him much harassment. In the opinion of Voltaire he was the first person to give harmony and number to French prose. STC 12453. 2nd Edition in English. . . . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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