1654 Scarce French Vellum Book - ALARIC King of the Visigoths by Georges de Scudery
Author : Georges de Scudéry.
Title : Alaric, ou, Rome vaincue : pöeme heroïque, dédié à la sérénissime reyne de Suède.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Leyde : Chez Jean Sambix, 1654. (mistakenly dated 1644 on spine label).
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : Unpaginated Preface + 298 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining, small hole in the inner lower margin of few pages - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 200)
The book : Scarce and very nice 17th century edition of the Epic Poems on ALARIC King of the Visigoths by Georges de Scudery.
The author : Georges de Scudéry (22 August 1601 – 14 May 1667), the elder brother of Madeleine de Scudéry, was a French novelist, dramatist and poet. He was governor of the fortress of Notre-Dame de la Garde, near Marseille in 1643, and in 1650 he was elected to the Académie. During the troubles of the Fronde he was exiled to Normandy, where he made his fortune by a rich marriage. He was an industrious dramatist, but L'Amour tyrannique is practically the only piece among his numerous tragi-comedies and pastorals that has escaped oblivion. His other most famous work was the epic of Alaric.
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1654 Scarce French Vellum Book - ALARIC King of the Visigoths by Georges de Scudery Price List