1679 · [Liege]:
by DU CYGNE, Martin (1619-1669).
[Liege]:: Apud Joannem Mathiam Hovium, 1679., 1679. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. [xvi], 287, ; , 290,  pp. [final leaf is misnumbered as "90"]. Woodcut title-vignette, head and tail pieces. Contemporary full vellum. Very good +. RARE. First edition, though published posthumously. A French Jesuit, Du Cygne spent 40 years as professor of rhetoric at the College of Saint-Omer, where he wrote a number of texts on rhetoric. This volume represents a rather unique effort on du Cygne's part to mimic the language and structure of the plays of Plautus and Terrance while removing the sort of bawdiness that made the original plays, to his mind, unsuitable for young readers. Locations: National Library of Scotland; Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma; Koninklijke Bibliotheek; Tilburg University Library; Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern Standort Sempacherstrasse. No copies recorded in American libraries.
(Inventory #: RW1385)