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[COURTIN Antoine de] Nouveau traité de la civilité qui se pratique en France parmi les honnêtes gens. Third edition. Josset, 1673. In-12 contemporary brown calf, spine ribbed and decorated (foot cap restored). 8 ff. and 224 pp. Mention of third edition. The original appeared in 1671. The success of this treatise on civility led to its being reprinted more than 15 times until 1730. Written for a friend of the author who wanted to send his son to the Court, the work places particular emphasis on respect for etiquette and the behavior expected of a gentleman. The treatise covers all the activities of a gentleman: cleanliness, balls, relations with servants and superiors, and table manners. Good copy. Contemporary manuscript bookplate.
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