A Paris, Imprimerie Antoine-Urbain Coustelier, 1723.
1 volume small 8vo of (3) ll., 184 pp., (2) ll. Full red morocco, triple gilt fillet around the covers, spine ribbed finely decorated, inner border, gilt edges. Contemporary binding.
157 x 98 mm.
First complete edition.
Copy bound in a strictly contemporary morocco binding of the Works of Guillaume Coquillart (1452-1510), a reader of François Villon of which Jean-Paul Barbier writes regarding a rare edition: “One of the most precious poetical volumes”.
The production of Guillaume Coquillart brought him fame among the audience and the writers. He is quoted by Clément Marot alongside Villon, Jean Molinet and Jean Le Maire.
He is considered as the creator of the theatrical monologue.
Modern critics are very interested by Coquillart.
This edition is the best of all (Viollet-le-Duc).
Precious and magnificent copy, very wide-margined (height: 157 mm) preserved in its contemporary red morocco binding.