DICTIONNAIRE ABREGE DE LA FABLE POUR L’INTELLIGENCE DES POETES, DES TABLEAUX ET DES STATUES DON LES SUJETS SONT TIRES DE L’HISTOIRE POETIQUE***
(SHORT DICTIONARY OF THE FABLE FOR THE INTELLIGENCE OF POETS) – In French language. Twelfth edition
By Pierre Chompré
Dictionnaire abrégé de la Fable, firstly published in 1727, was translated into many languages and reprinted many times until the middle of the nineteenth century. “Here we have a man named Chompré, wrote his contemporary Baron Grimm, which possesses for the instruction of youth a very rare and recognized talent.He saw that the most perfect books we have from antiquity repelled young people by their uselessness, obscurities or things beyond their reach in them. He is responsible for the care to extract all that can attract, entertain or educate young people.”
Paris, Saillant et Nyon, 1775.
Pp.: VI; 432
Dimensions: 14,5 x 8,5 cm
Binding: Hardcover binding. Gilstamped spine cover, gilt faded due to aging, some inscriptions on the front cover, sings of wear on the panels, rubbed edges, bumped corners.
Condition: Incriptions by the previous owner on the title page which is also slightly stained, some minor occasional stains but clean reading copy in general. In very good condition.
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