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Author: FONTENELLE ( BERNARD LE BOVIER DE):
Title: Oeuvres Diverses. Nouveaux Dialogues des Mortes. Nouvelle Edition augmentee. AND: Entretiens sur la Pluralite des Mondes. Nouvelle Edition augmentee. AND: Histoire des Oracles. Nouvelle Edition augmentee. AND: Lettres Galantes de Monsieur le Chevalier d'Her***. Nouvelle Edition augmentee. AND: Poesies Pastorales. Avec un Traite sur la Nature de l'Eglogue, & une Digression sur les Anciens & les Modernes. Nouvelle Edition augmentee.
Description: A Londres, Aux depends de Paul & Isaak Vaillant..., 1707. 2 volumes. 12mo, 155 x 86 mms., pp. , 10 - 181 [182 - 187 table, 188 - 192 blank]; [vi], 103 [104 blank]; , 12 - 119 [120 table]. Volume 2: , 8 - 160 - 167 Table, 168 blank]; , 10 - 150 [151 - 156 Table], title-pages in red and black, and with general title-page as half-title in each volume, 5 engraved frontispieces, and one folding engraved plate in Entretiens, contemporary calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, title in gilt on spines; some slight wear to binding, but a very good set. Fontenelle, who lived to the ripe old age of 99 (1657 - 1757), dying only one month short of his 100th birthday (unlikely to have had a telegram from the King, however), was an exceptionally gifted writer, at home with scientific, moral, and narrative works, as well as poetry. One of the oldest jokes about old age is attributed to him: "When, in his late nineties he met the beautiful Madame Helvétius, he reportedly told her, 'Ah Madame, if only I were eighty again'!" This appears to be a made-up set, as each work was published separately; the works were probably printed in the Netherlands.
Keywords: dialogues Sammelband literature
Price: GBP 550.00 = appr. US$ 785.39 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 8610
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