Batch of works of literature 1/ - Corneille,... - Lot 46 - Crait + Müller

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Batch of works of literature 1/ - Corneille,... - Lot 46 - Crait + Müller
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1/ - Corneille, Pierre. - The theatre of P. Corneille. New edition. Paris, Nion, 1747. 6 volumes in-12 (out of 12) bound in full contemporary calf, first plates stamped with the name of "Mr. De La Bruere", spine ribbed, title and giblets - headbands faded, beginning of crack in the jaws of the first plate of T I, second jaw of T III restored, beginning of cracks in the jaws of T IV, jaws of the second jaw of T V split, jaws of T VI split, spidering.

2/ - Thomas. - In praise of René Descartes. Speech which won the prize of the French Academy in 1765. Paris, Régnard, 1765. In-8, bound in full seeded calf, spine ribbed, title-piece - tail cap frayed - 126 pp, [1 f.]. Bound afterwards: a/ - De Belloy. - Le Siège de Calais, tragédie...Paris, Duchesne, 1765 - xvi, 118 pp, [1 f.]. b/ - Le Kain. - Adélaïde Du Guesclin. Tragedy... Paris, Vve Duchesne, 1765 - [4 ff.], 71 pp, [1 p.].

3/ - Imirce ou la fille de la nature. London, 1782. 2 vol. in-16 bound in full tan calf with ornate spines, title-piece, plates with triple gilt filleting - [2 ff.], 209 pp. ; [2 ff.], 220 pp.

4/ - Elegant epistles: being a copious selection of instructive, moral, and entertaining letters, from the most eminent epistolary writers. London, John Sharp, s.d. [c. 1820]. 12 volumes in 6 volumes, bound in full blond calf with boards decorated with a double frame of gilt fillets spaced with small flowers, spine ribbed with roulettes and stamped motifs, title-pieces (red and green) - 12 engraved frontispiece titles. 5/ - [Despreaux de la condamine, Cl.- Ph. Simien]. - Soirées de Ferney, or confidences of Voltaire, collected by a friend of this great man. Paris, Dentu, year X, 1802. In-8, half-basane with corners, smooth spine with missing leather - [2 ff.], XI, 324 pp. There is every reason to believe that these "confidences" are more a literary invention than memories gleaned by an intimate of Voltaire, especially since some passages invented for the reader (cf. Voltaire's trip to Paris or Voltaire's dream transported to the temple of posterity), are there only to support the narrator's opinion of his model.
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