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Jacques Auguste de Thou
Thuani Historiarum Sui Temporis
ont Samuel Buckley : Londini; [London]. 1733, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book, A uniformly bound original Latin text of Jacques Auguste de Thou's extensive and celebrated history of his own time, a work that was deemed heretical at the time. In Latin. The first critical edition by Buckley. The critical edition was published one hundred years after the original edition. A thorough history of the world during the period of 1545 to 1584, written by Jacques Auguste de Thou. His discussion of the first wars of religion and the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre led his work to be put on the 'Index Librorum Prohibitorum', a list of books that were deemed to be heretical or immoral. De Thou's work was been celebrated for his exact research, which he drew from the best sources. His writing is elegant and animated, breathing life into the exciting history. Jacques Auguste de Thou was a French historian and book collector. He was the a canon of the Notre-Dame de Paris. He travelled widely, including to most of the Italian courts. Later, he was appointed conseiller d'etat, and served Henry III and Henry IV faithfully. Bookplate to the front pastedowns. The bookplate is likely from the Cowper/Cooper family, being from the Earl Cowper line. The 1st Earl Cowper was the first Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, sound. Some rubbing and marking to the boards and spines. Light surface cracks to the spines. Some loss to the head and tail of the spines, heavier to Volumes I to V. Cracks to the joints. Loss to the spine of Volume VII. Small repair to t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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