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[BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, Nicolas]. Oeuvres diverses Du Sieur D*** avec le traite du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, Traduit du Grec de Longin.

a Amsterdam. Chez Abraham Wolfgang, 1677. Nouvelle edition, Reveue, corrigee, & augmentee de plusieurs Pieces nouvelles.
12mo. 160, [40], 101-214pp, [10]. With an extra-engraved title page, and four further engraved plates, all included in the pagination. Contemporary British (likely English) calf, blind-ruled to spine compartments and boards, with floral device to each corner of boards, with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece ('Boileaus Poetry'). Slightly rubbed, bumping to corners, joints just starting. Some marking to pastedowns, with bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. Occasional tears and paper flaws to the first quire, without loss of text. Shaving to fore-margins of plates.
A handsome copy, without doubt bound in Britain, of an early illustrated Dutch edition of the works of Nicolas Boileau- Despréaux (1636-1711), French poet, translator and critic. The majority of the contents of this volume owe at least a nod to classical authors, including 'L'Art poetique', in imitation of Horace's Ars Poetica, several satires, the first of which in imitation of Juvenal's third, and a translation of Longinus' dissertation on aesthetics, On the sublime.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19679