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Les Nicandres, or The Liars who do not lie. Paris, N. Pepingué, 1665. In-12, red morocco, gilt filets and roulettes in frame, decoration with small irons in spandrels, gilt coat of arms in the centre, spine decorated, inner roulette, gilt edges (Period binding).
First edition, giving the definitive version of the play.
Comedy by Edme Boursault (1638-1701), a Burgundian playwright, initially written in five acts and published in 1664-1665 under the title Les Deux frères jumeaux, ou les menteurs qui ne mentent point. The author reworked the text shortly afterwards so that it could be performed in three acts (cf. Soleinne, t. I, n°1358).
A copy of the dedication in morocco with the coat of arms of Barthélemy Hervart (1607-1676), lord of Landzert, a banker of German origin who was appointed controller general of Finances under Louis XIV.
A few stains and light freckles. Fine restoration to the binding (head and corners).
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