Item #4333 Traité de la Prosodie Françoise ... avec une Dissertation de M. Durand sur le même sujet. Pierre-Joseph Thoulier d’ LEGAL DOCUMENT-BINDING — OLIVET.
Traité de la Prosodie Françoise ... avec une Dissertation de M. Durand sur le même sujet.
The law, recycled

Traité de la Prosodie Françoise ... avec une Dissertation de M. Durand sur le même sujet. Paris: Auguste Delalain, 1805.

12mo (binding size 164 x 99 mm). 108 pp. White on black woodcut publisher’s monogram on title, second part with half-title. Light mostly marginal foxing, creases to last few leaves. Contemporary pasteboards covered in parchment from a letterpress legal document accomplished in manuscript, dated 178[6?], green-stained edges (covers slightly bowed).***

Covering two standard treatises on French prosody, this unusual binding preserves most of an 18th-century printed legal form, completed in manuscript.

In the name of Louis [XVI], King of France, the bailiffs (huissiers) of the court order La Dame [Veuve?] de Chinley[?] to pay to one Jean Charlotte the sum of 143 livres, 13 sous, 7? [deniers], as a fine for an unstated infraction, by judgment of the court handed down on June 7, [1786?]. To this fairly large sum were added 10 livres for the “droit d’archives” (i.e., a processing fee). A few near-contemporary arithmetical calculations and fragmentary jottings appear in the left margin (on lower cover) of the document.

Olivet’s Traité was first published in Paris in 1736; from the 1750s most editions joined to it Durand’s shorter work. Monglond, La France révolutionnaire et impériale, 6: 1057.
Item #4333

Price: $750.00