The Works of Monsieur De La Bruyere. In Two Volumes…. The Sixth Edition. Revised by the Paris Edition: With an Original Chapter, Of The Manner of Living with Great Men, Written after the Method of M. Bruyere, By N. Rowe Esq.

  • La Bruyere, Jean de; Nicholas Rowe
  • London: Printed and Sold by A. Bettesworth [et al.] 1723
  • ESTC N25818.


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2 vols., 8vo, pp. [viii], xxiv, 58, [2], xviii, 18, [2], 8, [4], 119, [1]; [iv], 400, [10] + frontispiece (vol. 1) and engraved title-page (vol. 2). Contemporary calf, boards bordered with double gilt rules, spines divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco labels, third compartments numbered direct in gilt, edges sprinkled red. Somewhat scratched, spines creased, small area of loss to foot of spine of vol. 1.


A reissue of Edmund Curll's 1713 edition, with cancel title-pages, done in a slightly haphazard manner. The works in volume 1 have been re-ordered to match the listing on the new title-page, resulting in an inaccurate contents page and advertisement leaf for Curll's publications halfway through the book, and the engraved title-page for volume 2 retains Curll's imprint and the date of 1713, a date shared by the title-pages of the individual works across both volumes. In addition to La Bruyere's work, these volumes contain an account of his life and writings attributed to a M. Coste, and a chapter in La Bruyere's style by Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718). ESTC locates 8 copies, 7 of which in North American institutions, with only Birmingham in the UK.

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