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Extrait des ouvrages des meilleurs auteurs français manuscript
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1 manuscript, 236 p.
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Extrait des ouvrages des meilleurs auteurs français [Extract from the works of the best French authors]. Passages from the following authors are included: François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, Pierre Corneille, Jean de La Fontaine, Claude-Joseph Dorat, Stanislas de Boufflers, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, Nicolas Chamfort, Jean Racine, and Voltaire.
There is an advertisement for a paper maker in Paris pasted into the front cover of the book.
The latest date in the manuscript is a work of Voltaire's from 1747, so it is assumed to have been written in the later half of the 18th Century. The identity of the copyist is unknown.
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Manuscript was acquired from Barry Brown in the late 1960s.
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