Histoire Cochinchinoise. Qui peut servir a d'autres pays. Londres [Paris] 1768
First edition pp.96. A very good copy bound in later boards, leather label.
An allegorica lattack on the French guilds, with Cochinchina representing France. Once attributed to Voltaire. Gabriel François, Abbé Coyer, 1707-1782, Jesuit and prolific writer, was a member of the Royal Academy, and the Academy of Nancy. It is said that when he visited Voltaire at Ferney and announced his desire to return each year for three months, Voltaire replied that whereas Don Quixote had mistaken inns for castles, Coyer was mistaking castles for inns.