Bonaventure Des Periers. Les Contes Ou Les Nouvelles Recreations Et Joyeux Devis...Nouvelle Edition. Amsterdam: Zacharias Chatelain, 1735. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First de la Monnoye edition. 12mo. 3 vols. ยน2,a8,A-O12,P6,a6,A-M12, a6,A-M12,N8. [4],xv,347; x,[2],286; xii, 304pp. Contemp. mottled French calf, spines banded, gilt in compartments, titles on labels, edges red,small tear in K1(vol.1); armorial bookplates of Grasset. Extra engraved t.p.,t.p. in red and black. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Des Periers (d.c. 1544) "a Burgundian learned in the classics, who was valet de chambre at the court of Marguerite de Navarre and a friend of Clement Marot...Nouvelles Recreations et joeux devis, is attributed to Des Periers and is probably in the main by him, though enlarged by his editor (1558) after his death. It is a collection of short facetious tales (some from Italian sources) admirably related and containing occasional vivid pictures of contemporary manners." OCFL STCN 173512. Gay/Lemonnyer III, 412. [This copy has the poem on p6 of volume 2] OCLC: 51730416.

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