The art of pleasing in Conversation: In French and English. Written by the famous Cardinal Richelieu.
London. Printed by J. Darby, for A Bettesworth...and F. Clay, 1722.
12mo. , 35 [i.e. 355]pp, . Parallel French and English text. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf. Heavily rubbed, upper joint split, loss to head and foot of spine. Hinges exposed, scattered foxing.
An early eighteenth-century edition a parallel-text French and English edition of a popular manual on conversation, first published in English in English in 1691, written, despite the spurious claims of the subheading, by Pierre d'Ortigue de Vaumorière (1610-1693). Five editions appeared prior to 1750, the majority attributing the text to Richelieu.
ESTC T132009.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 24187