4to., contemporary full vellum with handwritten label to spine, pp. , 294, 167, , [1 blank], including ‘Lettres’ in the first part and ‘Le pedant joue’ in the second, the latter having its own frontispiece (also dated 1654), with large copper-engraved printer’s colophon on the title page and, also elaborately copper-engraved and covering the top half of the first page of the Lettres, the coat of arms of the Duc D’Arpajon (the book’s dedicatee). Ex library, with library stamps to title page, library sticker to heel of spine, binding stained and bumped, with a small chip to the corner of the head of the spine, waterstains and abrasion to title page, the rest of the pages slightly foxed, browned, with the margins trimmed tightly with small loss of text to foot of title page (where there should be written, ‘Privilege du Roy’); otherwise in fair condition, complete and tightly bound in firm vellum. Very rare first edition of the Oeuvres diverses of Cyrano de Bergerac which, along with La Mort d’Agrippine published the same year, was the first volume of this legendary author’s work to appear in print. Text in French.
CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Savinien de., Les oeuvres diverses de Mr de Cyrano Bergerac., Chez Charles de Sercy, 1654
DU FRESNE (DU CANGE), Charles (ed.)., Paschalion seu Chronicon Paschale a mundo condito ad Heraclii imperatoris annum vicesimum. Opus hactenus Fastorum Siculorum nomine laudatum, deinde Chronicae temporum epitomes, ac denique Chronici Alexandrini lemmate vulgatum: nunc tandem auctius et emendatius prodit, cum nova Latina versione & notis chronicis ac historicis, cura et studio Caroli du Fresne, D. du Cange., Typographia Regia (Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy), 1688