Un Recueil tiré des Autheurs François,

Kerr (William, complier)

Un Recueil tiré des Autheurs François,

tant en Prose qu'en Vers, pour l'utilité de la Jeunesse qui desire de s'avancer dans la Langue Françoise.

Description: FIRST (?ONLY) EDITION, title printed in red and black, occasional browning, minor damp-staining, small pieces torn from margins of a few leaves, last leaf trimmed at fore-edge without loss, various inscriptions on title-page, erased or bleached, [ii]], iv, [2], ix-xvi (Subscribers), 396, [2], 12mo in 4s, late 18th-century half calf, dark green morocco lettering piece on spine, slightly rubbed

Publication Details: Edinburgh: Baskett & Co., 1727

Notes: An anthology of French prose and verse, including dramatic verse, for those wishing to improve their French. The volume is dedicated to 'Mademoiselle de Douglas', presumably the Lady Jean Douglas in the list of subscribers, her mother, the Marchioness, also a subscriber. Kerrs were related by marriage, Lady Jean, or Jane's maternal grandfather was Robert Kerr, first marquess of Lothian. STC records 8 copies in 7 locations in the UK, 4 in North America.

Bibliography: (ESTC T128244)

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Price: £500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1727

Stock Number: 63667

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