SORET (G.-J.). Discours qui a remporté le prix d'éloquence par le jugement
de l'Académie françoise, À Paris, Chez Claude Hérissant, 1749, in-12,
maroquin rouge, dentelle dorée à l'oiseau et au lis autour des plats, armes au centre, dos à nerfs orné, doublure et gardes de papier à fond étoilé doré, roulette intérieure dorée, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque).
SORET (G.-J.). Speech that won the prize of eloquence by the judgment of the French Academy ... Paris, Claude Hérissant, 1749. In-12, red morocco, gold tooled Dentelle, with bird and lily around the boards, coat of arms in the center, spine adorned, liners and paper guards with golden starry background, gold tooled inner roulette, gilded edges, (Reliure de l'époque).
Jean Soret, a lawyer in the parliament of Paris, a member of the Academy of Nancy, won the prize of eloquence awarded in 1748 by the French Academy. The theme was: men do not feel sufficiently how advantageous it would be for them to compete for the good and happiness of one another. Soret saw himself discerning this same price of eloquence for the competitions of the years 1752 and 1758. He composed in 1770 an Ode for the marriage of the Dauphin, future Louis XVI, eldest son of Louis-Ferdinand of France and Marie-Josèphe de Saxe .
Armes of Marie-Josèphe de Saxe, dauphine of France, quoted by Quentin Bauchart.
Daughter of Augustus III, King of Poland and Prince-Elector of Saxony, Maria Josepha von Sachsen (1731-1767) became dauphine of France in 1747 by her marriage with Louis-Ferdinand, eldest son of Louis XV, barely widowed Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain. The marriage proposed by Marshal Saxe, the winner of Fontenoy, was to serve to renew the alliances between Saxony, Poland and France, after the tensions due to the succession of Austria. The young Dauphine had some difficulty in conquering her husband's heart, inconsolable with the loss of his first wife, and making herself accepted by the court, but she finally succeeded in doing so by a keen sense of diplomacy that impressed people deeply. particular, Marie Leszczynska. She is the mother of the last three Bourbons who ascended the throne of France, Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X.
La reliure est intéressante par son vocabulaire ornemental. Dimensions : 168 x 93 mm. Provenances : Marie-Josèphe de Saxe, dauphine de France ; Potier (Cat., 1870, n° 328) ; vente anonyme [Liliane de Rothschild] (Cat., 9 nov. 2006, n° 200, avec reproduction). Quérard, La France littéraire, VIII, p. 215 ; Quentin Bauchart, II, pp. 91-104 et 102, n° 23 ; Olivier, pl. 2526, fer n° 2.
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