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    Bougeant, Guillaume-Hyacinthe, L'Abbe & Le Noble, Eustache, Baron de Sainte-Georges de Teneliere. Amusement Philosophique sur le Language Des Bestes. [with] Lettre A Madame La Comtesse D*** Pour sevir de Supplement Ll'amusement... Bestes. [Paris]:20 Mars, 1739. [with] Lettre Du P. Bougeant...A Monsieur L'Abbe Savalette... Paris: 22 Avril, 1739. [with] E. Le Noble. L'Alle de la Seringue ou les Noyers. Poeme Herosatyrique. [and] La Fradine ou les Ongles Rognes. Poem Herosatyrique. Francheville (Paris?): Eugene Alethophile, 1690. Paris: Gissey, Bordelet & Ganeau, 1739. 8vo. [4], 157,[2],46,8; 48,34pp. Contemp. calf, spine gilt, title libel; some wormtracks, rubbed, marbled endpapers. First Edition (Priv. dated 13 Feb. 1739). From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $400.00

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    Bougeant (1690-1743) Jesuit, author of histories, plays, theological works; taught in Jesuit colleges. This was his most famous work but was frowned on by his Jesuit Order, so much so, he was put in prison. "Ce livre, dans lequel il soutient que les demons animent les brutes, est adresse ˆ une femme, et seme de madrigaux qui scandaliserent les devots, et qui ne parurent pas assez lŽgers aux gens du monde. Cependant, si l'on en croit un auteur janseniste, le jesuite avait nautant etudie le langue de lagalanterie que celui des betes." [Hoefer]. The added letters here are defenses of his work. Le Noble (1643-1711) Procureur general au Parlement Metz, prolific author; he was falsely accused and put in prison, there he became the lover of Gabrielle Pereau "la belle Epiciere". He escaped but was recaptured and banished. He was an indefatigable author. Gay/Lemmonyer says of this work "Mauvais poeme sur une aventure sans interet. Le doctuer Deneux, qui possedait cet ouvrage, en formait une classe distincte dans l'hygiene: Excreta."         Bougeant: Barbier I,156. De Backer/Sommmervogel I,1876:16. Rosenthal, Magica, 5211. Caillet 1511 "Rare." Le Noble: Barbier I,97.

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