OCCITAN POETRY

Las obros de Pierre Goudelin, augmentados de forço péssos, é le dictiounari sus la lengo moundino. Ount es mes per aiustie sa bido, remarquos de l’antiquitat de la lengo de Toulouso, le trinfle del moundi, é soun oumbro.

Toulouse, Jan Pech, 1678.

12mo, pp. [72], 184 [i.e. 284], 67-68, [106], with added engraved title and frontispiece portrait of Godelin; woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; frontispiece and engraved title shaved at fore-edge, occasional small marks and stains; overall very good in contemporary sheep; somewhat worn; ownership inscriptions to endpapers: ‘A Toulouze ce dixhuitieme feurier 1695 ... A Monsieur de Bernadet licentié en droit ex libris Joannis’; ‘Ce livre ma été donné etant à la foire de septembre de francfort en 1715 par Monsieur Lacrois Descazals'.

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Las obros de Pierre Goudelin, augmentados de forço péssos, é le dictiounari sus la lengo moundino. Ount es mes per aiustie sa bido, remarquos de l’antiquitat de la lengo de Toulouso, le trinfle del moundi, é soun oumbro.

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Second edition (first 1647-8) of the collected works of the great Toulouse poet Pierre Godolin (1580 – 1649), an ardent exponent and highly inventive writer of the Occitan language. Included here is his masterpiece the ‘Ramelet Moundi’, comprising odes, stanzas in honour of Henry IV, sonnets, quatrains, carnivalesque prose, drinking songs, and Christmas carols. The Obros ends with a substantial dictionary – stretching to over 100 pages – of the Toulouse dialect, ‘contenant principalement les mots les plus éloignés du François, avec leur explication’.

Godolin’s works influenced both Molière and Cyrano de Bergerac.


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