NamesPorée, Charles, 1675-1741 (Author)Vallet, Jérôme, 1667-172? (Printer of plates)Bonnart, Henri, 1642-1711 (Printer of plates)
Martin J. Gross Collection of selected manuscripts of Voltaire 1727-1778
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1715
Library locationsRare Book DivisionShelf locator: *KGV (Voltaire) 02-76 [Manuscript]
TopicsCollège Louis-le-Grand (Paris, France) -- CurriculaRhetoric -- Study and teachingVoltaire, 1694-1778 -- Friends and associates
NotesOwnership: Martin J. Gross Collection.Statement of responsibility: data a Carolo Poreo Societ. Jesu anno Domini millesimo septingentesimo decimo quinto, 1715.Biographical/historical: French Jesuit rhetorician and dramatist; born Vendes (Calvados), Sept. 4, 1675; died Paris, Jan. 11, 1741; named professor of rhetoric at Louis-le-Grand in 1708 and continued to teach there until his death. Cf. Backer-Sommervogel, VI, col. 1021-1033. Voltaire studied rhetoric under Porée in 1709-1710, and remained in contact with him long afterward. "Son plus grand mérite fut de faire aimer les lettres et la vertu à ses disciples"--Voltaire, in his catalog of writers of the age of Louis XIV (in Le siècle de Louis XIV, first published 1751).
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 v. (169, 63, , ,  p.,  leaves of plates) : ill. ; 24 cm.Binding: Contemporary calf, gilt.
DescriptionBound volume containing manuscript, in a contemporary hand, of a course on rhetoric taught by Porée at the Collège Louis-le-Grand, Paris, where Voltaire was a student 1704-1711.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14789925Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4549a160-01c6-0135-3cda-3c07547a230f
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