Oeuvres Meslees (meslées) de Mr. De La Grange. François Joseph Lagrange-Chancel, M. de la Grange, Robert Hoe.
Oeuvres Meslees (meslées) de Mr. De La Grange
Oeuvres Meslees (meslées) de Mr. De La Grange
Oeuvres Meslees (meslées) de Mr. De La Grange

Oeuvres Meslees (meslées) de Mr. De La Grange

The Hague / A La Haye: Chez Chrles Le Vier, 1724. First printing. Hardcover. First printing, 1724. 8vo, bound in full later 18th century maroon morocco gilt, with leather bookplate of well known American book collector Robert Hoe, whose collection was sold at auction in 1912, pp. (8) 157 (3), a number of small vignette copperplates. Very good clean copy. Lagrange-Chancel was heralded as a dramatist who would be a worthy successor to Racinet, when he published a series of odes called the Philippiques in 1720, accusing Philip the Duke of Orleans of terrible crimes including incest with his own daughter. Consequently he was thrown into jail, and it was while he was incarcerated that the current volume was published. He escaped, heading to Spain, Sardinia and Italy, only returning to France upon the death of the duke. His literary career never recovered. The catalogue of Robert Hoe's library features a number of books by LaGrange-Chancel but notably not this title. Very Good. Item #C000030958

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