1784 Rare French Book - Dictionary of FABLE and Mythology - Dictionnaire de la Fable by Chompre.
Author: M. (Pierre) Chompre.
Title: Dictionnaire abrege de la Fable pour l'Intelligence des Poetes, des Tableaux & des Statues, sont les sujets sont tires de l'Histoire Poetique. Deniere Edition.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: A Paris, Chez LAPORTE, Imprimeur-libraire, 1784.
Size: 6 " X 4 ".
Pages: vi-427 pages.
Binding: Very good full calf leather binding (hinges tight, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining - as shown).
The book: Rare and attractive French 18th-century edition of Chompre Dictionnaire abrege de la Fable - His Dictionnaire abrégé de la Fable, first 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 Chompre, 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"
We know that the knowledge of poetic and pagan chimeras is absolutely necessary to hear the authors. In order to acquire a perfect knowledge of the Fable - the tales that paganism has made of the Gods - the work proposes to provide information on all the terms which relate to poetic geography, to the nicknames of pagan deities.
The author: Pierre Chompre (Narcy, Haute-Marne 1698 – Paris, 18 August 1760), was a French schoolmaster, author of educational books and Latin sermons editor.
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