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Baluze, Etienne (Baluzius, Stephanus) ( 1630-1718)
Capitularia Regum Francorum. Additae Sunt Marculfi Monachi & Aliorum Formulae Veteres & Notae Doctissimorum Virorum. 2 Vols. First Edition
Parisiis [Paris]: Franciscus Muguet, 1677. (Folio) 40 x 24 cm (16 x 9.25") early full calf covers and expertly repaired, with new matching leather spines with 6 raised bands and leather labels. 2 volumes. 2 columns per page. [72], 1448; [8], 1660 pp. Volume 1 with engraved frontispiece after C. Lebrun, pictorial head-pieces and large figured initials, several ornamental head-and tail-pieces; large engraved. folding plate in Vol. 2, 3 almost full-page engraved. portraits, a few small text-woodcuts. With the bookplate of The Earl of Roden, and the signature of English politician Arthur Stanhope (1627-1694) at the top of each title page. First edition of this publication of earliest texts and statutes pertaining to the Merovingian and Carolingian rulers, "a landmark in the history of early medieval law". Etienne Baluze (1630-1718), historian and librarian to Jean-Baptiste Colbert for thirty-three years, was professor of canon law at the Royal College, later its director. Brunet I, 630. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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