Son of a chief clerk in the King's household, from 1761 to 1791 Nogaret worked in the same offices as his father, combining this job with that of librarian of the Comtesse d'Artois. After the revolution he received a pension of 1,500 francs and was later appointed the dramatic censor by Lucien Bonaparte, Minister of the Interior.
Published for the first time in 1787, L’Aretin français was reprinted numerous times, and sentenced to be pulped six times, between 1815 and 1865. Exclusively printed for the members of the Société des Bibliophiles-Aphrodiphiles, this edition is heavily illustrated, reproducing illustrations executed by Roland Elluin after Borel.
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