Dialogues sur l'eloquence en general, et sur celle de la chaire en particulier. Avec une lettre écrite à l'Academie françoise.

Dialogues sur l'eloquence en general, et sur celle de la chaire en particulier. Avec une lettre écrite à l'Academie françoise.

Paris: Florentin Delaulne, 1718. First edition, the Delaulne issue, without the repeated pages 159-68; pp. [8], 419, [5]; full contemporary calf, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; joints starting, else very good. Published posthumously and seen through the press by Andrew Ramsay who has supplied a preface. An important work by the archbishop of Cambrai, "wherein he entered an eloquent plea for greater simplicity and naturalness in the pulpit, and urged preachers to take the scriptural, natural style of Bossuet as their model, rather than the coldly analytical eloquence of his great rival, Bourdaloue" (EB-11). Three copies of this issue in OCLC. Item #25140

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