Collected works of Tourreil and Saint-Evremont


TOURREIL, (JACQUES) DE. (11). Oeuvres. I-IV. Paris (chez Michel Brunet) 1721.

8:o. Titles printed in red and black.
Contemporary brown polished calf, somewhat worn and spotted, gilt edges of covers, richly gilt spines in six compartments, red edges. Minor foxing. Contemporary pencil annotations and markings in the margins. +

SAINT-EVREMOND, CHARLES DE MARGUETEL DE SAINT-DENIS DE. Oeuvres de Monsieur de Saint-Evremond, publiées sur les Manuscrits, avec la vie de l'auteur par Mr de Maizeaux. Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée,... I-V. Amsterdam (Covens & Mortier) 1726. + Mélange curieux des meilleures pièces attribuées à Mr de Saint-Evremond et de quelques autres ouvrages rares ou nouveaux. Troisième édition où l'on a retranché plusieurs Pièces, pour en ajouter de plus intéressantes,... I-II. Amsterdam ( Covens & Mortier) 1726.

Small 8:o. 7 titles printed in red and black, 3 with engraved vignettes, 7 engraved frontispieces, 6 engraved vignettes, 1 engraved portrait (of Hortence Mancini, duchess de Mazarin), 5 engraved plates.
Contemporary brown full calf, somewhat worn, gilt edges of covers, partly faded richly gilt spines in six compartments, speckled edges. Some foxing, a few marginal ink-stains.

Jacques de Tourreil (1656-1714) was a French jurist, orator, translator and man of letters.
The author of translations of Demosthenes and essays on jurisprudence, Tourreil was elected to the Académie royale des inscriptions et médailles in 1691, the Académie française in 1692 and the Académie des Jeux floraux in 1694. Being both an orator and a contributor to the first edition of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, he was given the responsibility of presenting the dictionary to the court, which he fulfilled on 24 August 1694 by delivering the compliments of the Académie to the King, the royal family and the ministers in a celebrated speech.(Wikipedia). .

Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond (1613-1703). French soldier, hedonist, essayist and literary critic. After 1661, he lived in exile, mainly in England, as a consequence of his attack on French policy at the time of the peace of the Pyrenees (1659). He is buried in Poets' Corner, Westminster. He wrote for his friends and did not intend his work to be published, although a few of his pieces were leaked in his lifetime. The first full collection of his works was published in London in 1705, after his death.

Provenance: The von Celsing family, Biby.

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