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    Francois De Callieres. Des Bons Mots Et Des Bons Contes. De Leur Usage, de la Raillerie des Anciens, de la Raillerie & des Railleurs de notre temps. Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1692. Krown & Spellman retail: $400. 12mo. a6, A-Z alternating 8 & 4s. [10],272pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, some worm damage at tail, edges speckled red, old signature on f.f.e.p., some foxing. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Callieres (1645-1717) diplomat and grammarian. He was ambassador to Poland and minister plenipotentiary to the Congress of Ryswick (1693). He was elected to the Academy in 1689. His writing was praised for its style. This is a collection of "bons mots" and entertaining stories. This edition was issued as the first Paris edition.          Barbier I,448 (Paris ed.) Brunet I,1478 "plus recherche." Goldsmith BM French 17th, C611.

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