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L'Historie Comique de Francion

Charles Sorel. Paris: Jean Fort, 1926.
8vo. vi + 411pp. Limited edition of 1203 copies.
Frontispiece + 16 full-page engravings.

This Jean Fort edition is the first reprint since the work was published in 1623. Per the title page, the intent of "L'Historie Comique de Francion" [The Comical History of France] is to expose the subtle devices and trickeries parcticed by men and women of all ages and social classes.

Charles Sorel (1597-1674) was a historiographer of France, who also wrote about subjects in the fields of science, history and religion but he is remembered by his novels, particularly "L'Historie Comique de Francion".

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