L'Honneste Homme et le Scelerat. Scavoir, si pour parvenir dans le monde il faut estre honneste homme ou scelerat.
by J.D.D.C. [Monsieur, DUBOIS DE CHASTENAY, Jacques (1660?-1716?)].
Paris:: Chez Michel Brunet, 1700., 1700. 12mo. [vi], 185,  pp. Title woodcut vignette. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, raised bands; extremities showing. Early armorial bookplate: "Bonne et Belle Assez"; title-page signed "Will: Fowler". Very good. Second of three parts, each separate and apparently not referring the others issues (the first was 1699); a third issue was printed in 1701 [considered tome 2 and it contained 143 pp.]. "The Honneste Man and the Scelerat [Villain]. Scavoir, if to reach the world you have to be honest man or scelerate [Villain]." Arranged in four parts, or books [pp. 1, 41, 92, 144], with a final section entitled, "Ingenie a Agathandre". Some copies have a frontispiece (not this one); nonetheless extremely rare as only three copies located in WorldCat (in Germany), and one other located in the trade. Dubois de Chastenay also wrote, Arsene, ou La vanite du monde: dedie à Madame de Maintenon, 1690; Uranie ou Les secours inopinez de la Providence, de diez A S.A.R. Monseigneur Le Duc D'Orleans, Regent de France, 1716, etc. PROVENANCE: Possibly from the Bellasis or Bellasys family. See: Octave Comte de Behague, Catalogue des livres rares et precieux composant la bibliotheque . . ., Paris, 1880, volume 2, no. 79.
(Inventory #: SW1498)
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