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Satires du Sieur D***

Paris, Louis Billaine, Denis Thierry, Frédéric Léonard et Claude Barbin, MDCLXIX (1669).

Edition in part original containing the satires I-IX, the Discours sur le satire, the first epistle to the king, this is in first edition and the fourth epistle to the king (Paris, Barbin, 1672) has been added at the end. This literary classic was bound in a later binding signed A. Lavaux.

Octavo. A frontispiece engraving (the same as that of the 1666 edition), vignette on the title page. 2 previous editions would place this one as being the third edition (Tchemerzine II-263.267), as rare as the first 2. Frontispiece, vignette on the title page, the “libraire au lecteur” (not paginated) of 4 pages), the first IX satires (76 pages), “Discours sur la satire” (10 unnumbered pages), the first epistle to the king (11 pages), the fourth epistle to the king (added to the initial edition, 11 pages). Being a total of approximately 112 pages, bound by A. Lavaux, bookbinder between 1910 and 1937. Beautifully bound by this master: blue full morocco Jansenist binding, double fillet framing the covers, spine with 5 raised bands, gilded title and author as well as the date on the tail of the spine, fillet roll on the inside covers, all edges gilded.
Inspired by the satires by Horace and Juvenal, they were entirely written in alexandrines. 43627731

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