Chez Chaubert, 1735. Item #51396
GUYOT-DESFONTAINES, Pierre Francois. OBSERVATIONS SUR LES ECRITS MODERNES.["OBSERVATIONS ON MODERN WRITING"]. Two Volumes Bound In One Volume. Paris: Chez Chaubert, A L'Entree Du Quay Des Augustins, Du Core Du Pont S. Michel, A La Renommee & A La Prudence, 1735. 16mo., brown full-calf leather, stamped in gilt; with 360 pages in First editions (both title pages dated 1735) in a long-line of volumes in this particular work. Desfontaines was a French journalist, translator, and popular historian- also known for his quarrels with Voltaire. He is regarded as a founder of new French journalism and literary criticism. Good (text nice but with two-inch clean tear to the top of pp. 197-198; evidence of a label removed from the front pastedown, rubbing covers with some cracking hinges). $850.00 Scarce!!