LE DINER DU COMTE DE BOULAINVILLIERS, PAR MR. ST. HIACINTE.

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(London : 1768). Half-title + 47 pages. 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Contemporary calf; head of spine lacking. With the book plate for Eugene Lent, and an old red monogram "CJ" on the half-title and final leaf. Some neat French writing on flyleaf and half-title. (Item ID: 3765)

Apparently there should be a title with an imprint for Londres, 1768, though it is thought this work was published in Amsterdam.
"Later in his life, in December 1767 Voltaire wrote a short dialectical play entitled: "The Feast of the Count of Boulainvilliers." Voltaire published this work with no author's name upon the front cover. Such was his desire to publicly distance himself from this work, he claimed in a letter that the satirist Thémiseul de Saint-Hyacinthe (1684-1746) was the author, who had published the work in Holland in 1728. "The Feast of the Count of Boulainvilliers" was published in 1768, with "M. St. Hiacinte" credited as the author." - Adrian Morgan (found online).




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