Les illustres proverbes historiques, ou Recueil de diverses questions curieuses, pour se divertir agreablement dans les compagnies.


[vi], 228, [x] pp. Includes "Le Ballet des Proverbes. Danse par le Roy, le 17 Fevrier 1654. " Ouvrage tire´ des plus celebres autheurs de ce temps Full leather contemporary binding, corners rubbed, spine head rubbed, bottom spine rubbed and compartment leather partially gone, 5 raised bands, scuffed lack on the rear. Interior no blanks, paper generally aged with some foxing throughout, bottom corner of page 7 torn off affecting text, but otherwise complete and good. Bookplate of proverb collector and reputed WWII spy, de Guinzbourg, this the first iteration as Lt. Col. A curious book of proverbs, long attributed to the Count of Cramail (who had written a Comedy of Proverbs) but more recently attributed to a plagiarism of Fleury de Bellingen's 1653 work on proverbs. Proverbs were extremely popular in the 1600s and, as here, were used during entertainments. This includes the rather obscure proverb "shit on your throat," always an attention getter at parties!; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 228 pages

Title: Les illustres proverbes historiques, ou Recueil de diverses questions curieuses, pour se divertir agreablement dans les compagnies.

Author Name: Adrien de Montluc Cramail, comte de prince de Chabanais; Fleury de Bellingen

Categories: Proverbs, Maxims, Aphorisms, Language - French,

Publisher: Lyon, Andre Olyer: 1664

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9877

Keywords: Proverbs Pithy Sayings 17th Century Entertainments Victor de Guinzbourg,