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16mo, [10],456 + [2],70p., floral engraved title device, scrollwork headpiece and initial letter. 18th c calf (light rubbing to extremities), decorative gilt spine (crown end cap replaced with new leather with small loss to decorated compartment, decorative gilt compartments with double gilt rule border, scrollwork cornerpieces and central fleuron, boards alike with central panel of highly decorative curling scrollwork arabesques in the manner of peacock feathers, dots and rings within a delicate filigree, double rule & toothed roll outer border, all edges gilt. Pseud. Herman, Nicolaus Grimm. An attractively bound copy of these examples of good taste and tact in letter writing by Nicolas Grimm Herman writing under the pseudonym Barthélemy Pielat. Taken seemingly from genuine examples from the French well to do, Herman gives us examples from how to exhort someone to build a church, describe the coming of a royal prince to town, to offer financial support to a proud sufferer of ill-health and exhorting a student to work hard. The second “Cinquante Exemples” seems to have issued separately later in 1672 but offered together here. A good copy (very light staining to last 3 sigs of first work).
Author Pielat, B. Le Secretaire Incognu.....[Bound With] Pielat, B. Cinquante Exemples Methodiques.
Date 1671.
Publisher A Amsterdam: Pour J.J.Waeberge,

Price: £200.00

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