Title: Les Philippiques, 1755. Manuscript Edition
Author: Monsieur D.L.C.; Francois Joseph Lagrange-Chancel
Condition: Very Good
A mid 18th century manuscript edition of Lagrange’s Philippiques, produced by one Monsieur D.L.C., and complimented with numerous footnotes throughout. The work is broken down into 5 odes and 4 epitaphs. Although it was originally written in 1720, it was largely circulated in manuscript form, as publication of this work was heavily suppressed for several decades.
Lagrange produced these odes, accusing the regent of the time, Philip, duke of Orleans, of some truly heinous crimes, including incest with his eldest daughter. While Lagrange might have avoided severe consequences for publishing such a thing, his former patron was rather bitter, and he later found himself arrested and sent to the Ile Sainte-Marguerite, though he did find a means to escape, and was eventually allowed back to France.
One manuscript in 12mo, 109 pages
On note of condition, this manuscript is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and cracking to the rear board. There is very little foxing or staining throughout.