The collection of Crébillon fils (1701-1777) was acquired from a private collector in 1995. To this were added some titles and editions already held by Rare Books. The collection includes over sixty 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. Sixty-seven titles are present and there is one eighteenth-century English translation.
Records for the holdings are in the McGill Library on-line catalogue.
Description: "Crébillon fils", Coranto, No. 19 (Autumn 1995), 3.