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Traité du sublime. A Monsieur Despréaux.

1732
Author Silvain (French, 18th century), Author Nicolas Boileau Despréaux (1636–1711), Publisher Pierre Prault (French, active about 1714–1760)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 10.5 x 3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1423

Medium or Technique

Printed book, unillustrated

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books

(Paris: Pierre Prault, 1732) Duodecimo in fours and eights; 274 leaves; original gilt-stamped red calf with arms of Louis XV (green morocco slipcase).


Paris: Pierre Prault, 1732

Provenance

Louis XV (1710-1774, King of France); various early ownership inscriptions; armorial bookplate with motto "Propositi tenax"; William Southworth; [... Saul?] (inscrip. verso front flyleaf: "The Gift of my Friend Wm. Southworth Esqr. of Bolton [...Saul?] June [...] 1817"; Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922, his inscrip. "H G C 12/12/90"; his widow, by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 2 and July 21, 1927 [received 1940].

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis