Title: Les Mille Et Une Faveurs: Contes De Cour, 1740. Tome 7-8
Author: Marguerite de Navarre; Charles de Fieux de Mouhy
Publisher: Londres, La Compagnie
Condition: Very Good
A mid 18th century edition of de Mouhy’s The Thousand and One Favors, being court tales pulled from the old Gaelic by the Queen of Navarre and compiled by de Mouhy himself.
A comparative work to Galland’s Thousand and One Mouhy’s plan looked to be to give France the equivalent of Arabian tales for France. Attributing the work to de Navarre, de Mouhy states her as the individual having translated and gleaned these tales taking place in Gaul before Roman domination.
The author masks the many erotic scenes through euphemism, which seeks to reveal more. Ultimately, the tales are devoted to deception, being an array of false tales organized for the reader's curiosity.
These are the 7th and 8th books of 10.
The bookplate of a noble house is present, though without any name.
Two books finely bound into one volume in 12mo, (4)+272, (4)+235 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with light rubbing and wear to the corners, with light stress to the joints. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.