De l’état de la poésie françoise by ROQUEFORT-FLAMÉLICOURT, Jean-Baptiste-Bonaventure de…

ROQUEFORT-FLAMÉLICOURT, Jean-Baptiste-Bonaventure de (1777-1834).

De l’état de la poésie françoise dans les XIIe et XIIIe siècles, mémoire qui a remporté le prix dans le concours proposé en 1810, par la classe d'histoire et de littérature ancienne de l'Institut de France. Paris, Fournier, 1815.

First Edition. 8vo, pp. [xii] 480, unopened and uncut, edges a little dusty, minimal spotting to first and last few leaves, bound in contemporary turquoise marbled paper, publisher’s paper label to spine, with couple of tiny marginal tears.

The first edition of this thorough study of French poetry from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, written by the important philologist Jean-Baptiste-Bonaventure de Roquefort. In 1816, this essay, which analyses poetic metre as well as the cultural role of medieval French poets, was awarded a prize by the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.

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