The Art of Pleasing in Conversation: In French and English. Written by the famous Cardinal Richelieu.

  • [Vaumorière, Pierre d'Ortigue de]
  • London: Printed by J. Darby, for A. Bettesworth 1722
  • ESTC T132009.


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12mo, pp. [iv], 355 (mis-numbered 35), [1]. Later tan morocco, boards bordered with a blind rule, red morocco label, spine divided by raised bands between double blind rules. Some foxing and toning. Somewhat scratched, a little rubbed. Bookplate of C.J. Peacock featuring a book-curse to pastedown.


A parellel-text French and English edition of this manual of conversation, written by Pierre d'Ortigue de Vaumorière (1610-1693) despite the subtitle. First appearing in English in 1691, it proved popular, with 5 editions before 1750, most spuriously attributing the text to Richelieu.

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