Menagiana, ou Bon Mots, Rencontres Agreables, Pensees Judicieuses, et Observations Curieuses, (Tome I & II)

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    Third Expanded Edition.

    13.5cm x 8cm. xxxiv, 472, lxiii, 462. Full brown leather, 4 raised bands, red leather label in second compartment, gilt lettering and decoration, including to edges, all edges decorated. Text in French.

    Gilles Menage (1613-1692) was a Frenchman who trained as a lawyer but was forced by ill health to abandon the profession, instead leading a literary and religious life. Following his death his friends published this book of his stories and sayings. This being the first 2 (of 4) volumes.

    . Very Good Condition.