La Henriade Travestie, by FOUGERET DE MONBRON, Louis Charles (1706-1760).

FOUGERET DE MONBRON, Louis Charles (1706-1760).

La Henriade Travestie, en vers burlesque. Berlin, 1753.

12mo, pp. [iv], [5]-164, title page printed in red and black, in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, small wormhole at foot of spine, some light wear to extremities.

An enormously successful parody of Voltaire’s Henriade, first published in Berlin in 1745 and frequently reprinted. ‘Cette facétie renferm bien des passages qui sont de notre domaine’ (Gay II, 461).

OCLC gives this edition at Oxford, University of Victoria, UCLA, Yale, Columbia, Monash and BN.

See Cioranescu 29316; Gay II 461.

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