Author:NICOLAS MARY DESFONTAINES by way of JEAN BARATGIN

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1759 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FRENCH CATHOLIC RELIC: THE TRAGEDY OF SAINT ALEXIS [SAINT ALEXIS TRAGEDIE or L'ILLUSTRE OLYMPIE]: "Tragédie copiée par moy Jean Baratgin habitant du lieu de Bourisp le 24 May mil Sept Cent cinquante neuf 1759"

By: NICOLAS MARY DESFONTAINES by way of JEAN BARATGIN

Price: $3,155.99

Publisher: BOURISP FRANCE PYRENEES, 1759

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001173

Condition: Good


On offer is a super relic of French Catholic devotion being a manuscript book of the famed story "Saint Alexis" or "L'illustre Olympie" by Nicolas Mary Desfontaines [b. circa 1610 in Rouen, d. 4 February 1652 in Angers; actor, playwright and novelist and noted French poet [see BIO NOTES]. Over 80 pages handwritten by a young Pyrenees student in very nice, steady, calligraphic hand and as stated on the title page: "Tragédie copiée par moy Jean Baratgin habitant du lieu de Bourisp le 24 May mil Sept Cent cinquante neuf 1759". A separate title page at the rear identifies... View more info