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Les avantures du baron de Foeneste, par Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné

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Les avantures du baron de Foeneste
Title
Les avantures du baron de Foeneste
Statement of responsibility
par Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné
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Language
fre
Summary
Satirical novel composed, for the most part, of dialogues between the Baron de Foeneste, a vain soldier and braggart, and the seigneur of Enay, a good, simple and modest man.
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • volume 1, column 546
  • volume 1, page 178
Citation source
  • Brunet, J.-C. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (5e éd.)
  • Tchemerzine, A. Bibliographie d'é́ditions originales et rares d'auteurs français des XVe, XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The name "Foeneste" in Greek means "superficial appearance" while "Enay" refers to "essential being." The baron expresses himself in a mixed French of Gascon dialect, while Enay uses noble and well-chosen words. The baron returns from the war and meets Enay, humbly dressed. The pretentious soldier praises the soldier's life, but Enay presents his own theories, using solid arguments, and great finesse, on the misfortune of an existence lived day by day with the sole aim of immediate gratification. From dialogue to dialogue, the author recounts the adventures of Faeneste: his arrival at the Court, his loves and his duels, his surprising exploits that go nowhere. Finally, the sufferings inflicted on the people by the man-at-arms are condemned, as well as the ambition to dominate by force, even at the expense of justice. Satire against Catholicism during the Baron's stay in Italy, and particularly in Rome, is an important part of the work. The discussions on baptism, on priests, on miracles and on Limbo, reveal the polemic intentions of the author, a well-known Huguenot, and an "apostate" where politics are concerned. The work ends with an ironic eulogy of impiety; all description taken from website of bookdealer Camille Sourget www.camillesourget.com
Label
Les avantures du baron de Foeneste, par Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné
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Publication
Note
  • Fictitious imprint
  • Printer, place of printing, and author of notes Mr. *** from Brunet
  • Title-page of first volume printed in red and black
  • Frontispiece in first volume of the two protagonists of the novel, the baron Foeneste and Enay, engaged in conversation, with cityscape in background; caption reads "Enay [et] Foeneste."
Contents
Tome premiere, contenant la vie de D'aubigné, & les deux premiers livres de Foeneste -- Tome second, contenant les deux derniers livres de Foeneste, & plusieurs pieces curieuses
Dimensions
18 cm (8vo)
Edition
Edition nouvelle, augmenté́e de plusieurs remarques historiques, de l'histoire secrete de l'auteur écrite par lui-même, & de la bibliotheque de Me. Guillaume enrichie de notes par Mr.*** that is, Jacob Le Duchat
Extent
2 volumes
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: two volumes bound in one; 18th-century mottled leather boards, with gilt twisted ribbon border on both boards; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Avantures du Baron de Foenesti;" red, blue, and brown marbled endpapers; edges stained red.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: bound as two volumes. Contemporary sprinkled calf; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Avantur. de Foenest.;" edges sprinkled red. Large armorial bookplate on front pastedown of the Earl of Ilchester, with his motto "Faire sans dire." Transferred from YRL Stacks.
Other physical details
illustrations (wood-engraving)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12044797
  • ucoclc12044797
Label
Les avantures du baron de Foeneste, par Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné
Publication
Note
  • Fictitious imprint
  • Printer, place of printing, and author of notes Mr. *** from Brunet
  • Title-page of first volume printed in red and black
  • Frontispiece in first volume of the two protagonists of the novel, the baron Foeneste and Enay, engaged in conversation, with cityscape in background; caption reads "Enay [et] Foeneste."
Contents
Tome premiere, contenant la vie de D'aubigné, & les deux premiers livres de Foeneste -- Tome second, contenant les deux derniers livres de Foeneste, & plusieurs pieces curieuses
Dimensions
18 cm (8vo)
Edition
Edition nouvelle, augmenté́e de plusieurs remarques historiques, de l'histoire secrete de l'auteur écrite par lui-même, & de la bibliotheque de Me. Guillaume enrichie de notes par Mr.*** that is, Jacob Le Duchat
Extent
2 volumes
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: two volumes bound in one; 18th-century mottled leather boards, with gilt twisted ribbon border on both boards; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Avantures du Baron de Foenesti;" red, blue, and brown marbled endpapers; edges stained red.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: bound as two volumes. Contemporary sprinkled calf; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Avantur. de Foenest.;" edges sprinkled red. Large armorial bookplate on front pastedown of the Earl of Ilchester, with his motto "Faire sans dire." Transferred from YRL Stacks.
Other physical details
illustrations (wood-engraving)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)12044797
  • ucoclc12044797

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