Neraïr et Melhoë : conte ou histoire. / Ouvrage orné de disgressions ...
- A utopian romance, a mix of fairy-tale (following the Oriental fashion of those days) and a utopian account set on the Island of Zinzinard, to be found halfway between (More's) Utopia and (Vairasse's) land of the Sevarambes (which shows the author's awareness of earlier imaginary voyages).
- Arthur O. Lewis Utopia Collection.
- First edition., Titles in red and black, head pieces, initials., Errata: p. 268, p. vii., Also attributed to Claude Parfaict. BN 13, 1209., Also published Venice, [n.d.] under title: Le miroir; ou, Histoire de Griguenodine., Jones, p. 72; cf. Cioranescu 12112., and Rare Books copy 2: (t.1-2) has both volumes bound together in 1 volume; with pages iii-viii of t.2 bound in at end.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy 2 (t.1-2): Purchased with funds from the Arthur O. and Celeste J. Lewis Utopia Collection Endowment; 2014. and Rare Books copy 2 (t.1-2): Purchased from A. Gerits & Son; 2014.
- Administrative History:
- Bookseller's notes: Conlon 40:333. Scarce first edition of this utopian tale unknown to standard bibliographies: not in Hartig & Soboul; not in Negley; not in Gove; not in Fortunati & Trousson. The catalogie "Utopies", published in 1963 by Valette, has an entry (number 60) with the re-edition of this work entitled "Le Miroir de Griguenodine", Venise, no date. Conlon also gives that title as a re-edition of the present work. The work has also been attributed to Claude Parfacit with a date of 1740 (after Conlon). The author is now thought to have been Henri Barthelémy de Blanes (c.1707-1754) born in Auvergne and who was "mestre de camp' of a cavalry regiment. Nothing more is known of him. Given date is of author's age at LX (forty).
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