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Joseph de Bimard - Jacques Philippe d'Orville - 1737-3-20

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Joseph de Bimard - Jacques Philippe d'Orville - 1737-3-20
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  1488
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS D’Orville 497 f° 258-259
AuthorAuthor of the document. Joseph de Bimard
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Jacques Philippe d'Orville
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . March 20, 1737
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Paris 48° 51' 23.80" N, 2° 21' 5.40" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Bernard de Montfaucon
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  egypt, roman provincial, augustus, dissertation
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence French
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 20 mars 1737 (de Paris): He refers to old Montfaucon disparagingly as a prolific but second rate author, who is valued abroad more than in France. My dissertations on the Egyptian coins of Augustus will appear in the commentaries of the academy of inscriptions and literature. ...Voltaire he characterises as a poet of genius but of no discernment, who gives his genius full play when he goes abroad and has taken care to make money by selling editions of his works to Dutch or English typographers. There are several more items in this mine of information, referring largely to O’s. forthcoming edition of his Sicula and Theocritus. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS D’Orville 497 f° 258-259).