Lettres Choisies de Feu ... Dans lesquelles sont contenues, Plusieurs particularites Historiques, sur la Vie & la Mort des Savans de ce Siecle, sur leurs Ecrits, & sur plusiers autre choses curieuses depuis l'an 1645 jusqu'en 1672.

Paris: Jean Petit, 1688.

Copper engraved frontispiece portrait, woodcut title page vignette, initials, & headpieces. 432pp. 12mo. Old sprinkled calf, gilt spine. Paris, 1688. Very good (+).

An early edition, not in Brunet, published only 16 years after the author's death. In writing of Patin's correspondence, Packard noted that Patin "did not write his letters for publication ... It is to this that ... the great value of the correspondence is due. ... Patin's correspondents were chiefly physicians who were, like him, interested in literary matters." Packard.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good(+)
Language: French

Price: $200.00

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