L’Esprit de Monsieur Le Marquis Caraccioli.

Paris: De l’Imprimerie de J.L. Boubers, 1763. Scarce first edition of this Caraccioli title. Old armorial bookplate, lightly browned. A very good copy. Contemporary stiff vellum, gilt pastepaper spine label, edges stained red. Twelvemo. [6], 228, [2] pp. Item #15373

Caraccioli (1723-1803) was a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, history, and biography. He came out with an edition of Pope Clement XIV’s letters, which attracted a good deal of notice; some thought that the letters were of his own authorship. Book collectors know Caraccioli for two color-printed books, Le livre de quatre couleurs (1757), and Le livre à la mode (1759).

OCLC lists copies at the University of Glasgow and UCLA. Cioranescu 15482.

Price: $450.00

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