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Claude Prosper Jolyot De Crébillon (Fils) Collection
McGill University, Rare Books and Special Collections Library

Subjects
Crébillon, Claude Prosper Jolyot de (fils), 1674-1762; French literature--18th century

History
The collection was acquired from a private collector in 1995. To this were added some titles and editions already held by the Department.

Description
The collection includes over 60 editions of Crébillon's various books, many of which are quite scarce. The collection is particularly rich in variants. For example, Le Sopha is present in three distinct issues of the first edition of 1742 as well as a separate edition of the same year. There is also an unrecorded 1782 edition of Le Sopha. Other works are also present in multiple eighteenth-century editions and variants. The collection complements the Department's holdings of eighteenth-century French writers, in particular, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sébastien Mercier and Rétif de la Bretonne.

Language
French; there is one eighteenth-century English translation.

Holdings
67 titles.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is fully catalogued using LC classification and subject headings. The records appear on MUSE (McGill libraries online catalogue).

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public upon registration with the Department and the presentation of a suitable piece of identification. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/rarebook/cube.htm.

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: Limited.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
"Crébillon fils", Coranto. - No. 19 (Autumn 1995), 3.