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Jouvancy, Joseph, S.J. [Pomey, François-Antoine, S.J.]: Candidatus rethoricae, ap[sic.] Josepho Juvencio auctus, emendatus, et perpolitus; ad usum Regii Ludovici Magni Collegii Societatis Jesu. Parisiis [Paris], apud Joannem Barbou, viâ Jacobaea, e Regione Collegii Ludovici Magni. 1714.

A nice example of a textbook of rhetoric, this is in fact a revised edition of the 1661 work of François-Antoine Pomey (1618-1673). Joseph de Jouvancy (1643-1719) was an important producer of educational works and classical editions, and a historian of the Jesuit order. The earliest edition of the present textbook that we find noted is from Rome, 1710 (Backer-Sommervogel).


12mo. (16.6 cms. x 9 cms.), pp. [8] 360 [8]. Lacking final blank? Title in red and black, woodcut vignette to title, woodcut headpiece and initial, further printed decoration. Sigs. a2 and a3 (prelims.) in wrong order. Small scorch mark to gutter at beginning, occasional pencil scribbles, printing flaw at p. 317 (sig. D3 recto) with loss of a handful of words, paper flaw with no text loss at gutter of Hh6 (pp. 335-6), some headlines shaved. Overall still very good. Bound, without endpapers, in contemporary brown sheep (binding rubbed but very good), letters C(faded) A N D I(faded) stamped in gilt to spine. All edges yellow. MS word “gradatio” at sig. I2 recto (p. 99) and “[?]prene garde” at sig. Q1 verso (p. 218).

Backer-Sommervogel IV 855, 67n.