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Traité du sublime. A Monsieur Despréaux.

Paris: Pierre Prault, 1732


Louis XV (1710-1774, King of France); various early ownership inscriptions; armorial bookplate with motto "Propositi tenax"; William Southworth; [... Saul?] (inscrip. verso front flyleaf: "The Gift of my Friend Wm. Southworth Esqr. of Bolton [...Saul?] June [...] 1817"; Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922, his inscrip. "H G C 12/12/90"; his widow, by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 2 and July 21, 1927 [received 1940].

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis


Place of Publication

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book, unillustrated


Prints and Drawings


Books and manuscripts, Books