Paris, Denys Thierry, 1674.
4to [242 x 175 mm] of 1 frontispiece, (2) ll., pp. 1 to 142, (4) ll., pp. 143 to 178, 1 second frontispiece, (1) privilege l., (4) preface ll., 102 pp., (5) ll. Bound in full red morocco, covers decorated with a décor à la Duseuil, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt fleurons, inner border, gilt edges. Contemporary binding.
Tchemerzine, I, 745.
It is illustrated with a beautiful frontispiece engraved by Landry and with a plate engraved at the head of the lectern by Chauveau.
Besides the first IX Satires, the Discours au Roy and the Discours sur la Satyre, the edition contains the four first Epistles, the complete Art poétique, and the four first songs of the Lutrin.
Precious copy bound in beautiful contemporary red morocco decorated “à la Duseuil”.
The first editions of the great French classics are particularly sought-after in this condition and Tchemerzine mentions several copies in later morocco: Duru, 250 Fr ; Noulhac, 300 Fr ; a copy in calf, 30 Fr and only one copy in contemporary morocco a la Duseuil, 6 255 Fr.
Provenance: handwritten ex libris on the title Carolus Feron.