1656 Rare French Book - JOAN OF ARC - La Pucelle ou la France delivree. Poeme heroique.
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Author: Jean CHAPELAIN.
Title: La Pucelle ou la France delivree. Poeme heroique.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Paris, (no publisher) Suivant la copie imprimee a Paris ; [Amsterdam],[Jansson], 1656. Derniere edition (stated).
Size: 5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: Complete , 362,  pages +13 plates.
Binding: Attractive and very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining).
Illustrations: Complete with the 13 wonderful full-page illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 375 - USD 700)
The book: Rare and nice 17th-century edition of Chapelain's Poem on Joan of Arc - This famous epic poem in 12 songs, set in the life of Joan of Arc, was composed by its author for twenty years. The author promised each year the publication of the work, thus sharpening the impatience and the curiosity of the public. The long-awaited success of the publication was such that in a little over a year, six editions were created.
The author: Jean Chapelain (4 December 1595 – 22 February 1674) was a French poet and critic during the Grand Siècle, best known for his role as an organizer and founding member of the Académie française. Chapelain acquired considerable prestige as a literary critic, but his own major work was an epic poem about Joan of Arc called "La Pucelle," (1656).
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