D. Junii Juvenalis et A. Persii Flacci satyrae, omni obscoenitate expurgatae a R. P. Josepho Jouvencio, ad usum collegiorum Societatis Jesu.

Rennes, apud Josephum Vatar, collegii Societatis Jesu typographum, 1735.

16mo, pp. 102, [2 blank]; slightly browned; very good in contemporary calf, gilt fillet border to covers with floral corner- and centrepieces, spine gilt in compartments lettered in one, gilt board edges, red edges; extremities a little rubbed; faint ink inscription to upper cover.


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Scarce pocket-sized edition of the satires of Juvenal and Persius, edited by Joseph de Jouvancy, with all obscenities removed to render the text suitable for Jesuit collegians.

Poet, educationalist, philologist, and historian of some renown, Jouvancy (1643-1719) taught at Compiègne, Caen, La Flèche and Paris, before moving to Rome to work on the history of the Society of Jesus. He edited numerous Latin writers, his Juvenal and Persius first appearing in 1685-6. This edition was printed at Rennes by Joseph Vatar (1682-1757), of the important Vatar dynasty of printers.

OCLC finds only one copy, at the BnF.

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