Viellees de Momus,

Henrion (Charles)

Viellees de Momus,

ou Recueil d'aventures, contes, faits et gestes peu connus et intéressans. Par Henrion. Tome I [-II].

Description: FIRST EDITION(?), 2 vols. in 1, each with an engraved frontispiece, a little spotting or browning here and there, pp. 143, [1]; 138, [1], 12mo, original half dark green calf, rebacked in brown morocco, boards rubbed, good

Publication Details: Paris: Caillot, An 13, 1805

Notes: An unrecorded edition, possibly the first. WorldCat records 3 copies of an 1820 edition (2 in the BNF, 1 in Kentucky), which however only runs to 108 pages. It seems there are two variants, one with the author's name, plain Henrion, and the other with H*. Little seems to be known of Henrion. He died in 1808, but the date of his birth is unknown. He was a fairly prolific writer of comedies, often enough 'mêlée de vaudevilles'. The clever little tales here are amusing, and treat of topics such as cheating husbands and wives' revenge. The title-page to the first volume appears to be a cancel....more

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1805

Stock Number: 55332

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