La lovange de la folie, traduite...par Monsieur Petit, de Pontau de mer, Advocat en Parlement.
Erasmus, [Desiderius.]

Paris: chez Jacques Cottin 1670. First and only edition of this translation of Erasmus' Praise of Folly Armorial bookplate of E. Pelay of Rouen, unidentified oval ink stamp on verso of final leaf. A little light browning. A very good copy. Nineteenth century dark brown crushed morocco, large oval Renaissance-style gilt stamp in center of both covers, flat spine lettered in gilt, edges stained red. Twelvemo. [36], 251, [1] pp. (Item ID: 15530)


The translator, Louis Petit (1615-93), was a Rouen-born satirical poet whose best-known work was A Fleuranche. He was an intimate friend of Pierre Corneille.

OCLC cites only the Harvard and Minnesota copies in North America. Vander Haeghen, p. 124.

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