The Miscellaneous Remains of Cardinal Perron, President Thouanus, Monsr. St. Evremont, &c. Abridg'd, and done into English. With a Preface.
DU PERRON, Jacques Davy; Jacques-Auguste de Thou; Charles de Saint-Denis, Seigneur de Saint-Evremond; Charles Cotolendi.
London: Printed for Tho. Osborne . . .; and Sam. Butler, 1707. Small 8vo, contemporary full panelled calf, modern antique-style rebacking in matching calf, backstrip with four blind-ruled raised bands, black morocco backstrip label lettered & ruled in gilt. [ii(ad leaf)], [x], 329, [7("An Index...," Errata, & ads)] pp. Covers rubbed; handsomely rebacked in period style; some trivial foxing; an attractive copy. First Edition of these translation from French miscellanies of several eminent 17th-century Frenchmen. Du Perron (1556-1618) was a Cardinal, theologian, and diplomat. De Thou -- known as 'Thouanus' -- (1553-1617) was a statesman and scholar known for his brilliant, highly controversial history of his own times. Saint-Evremond (1610-1703) was a soldier who became a Maréchal de France and an author who lived in exile in London for many years and died there. The final section of the book is 'Arliquiniana', taken from the writings of Charles Cotolendi (died c. 1710) about the witty remarks and anecdotes of Dominique Biancolelli (1640-1688), a celebrated French actor who specialized in the role of Harlequin. A second volume of the present work appeared in 1708, but this volume is complete in itself.
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