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MEZERAY, Francois Eudes de.
Abregé chronologique de l'histoire de France. . Divisé en six tomes.Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1673-1674. With engraved frontispiece-title in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe and full-page engraved portrait of Louis XIV by A. Zylevelt in volume 1, 61 engraved portraits of French rulers in text.With: (2) MEZERAY, Francois Eudes de. Histoire de France avant Clovis. Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang, 1688. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece-title in the style of Romeyn de Hooghe. 2 works in 7 volumes. 12mo. Uniform polished, crushed, gold-tooled red morocco by the leading Brussels bookbinder Charles DE SAMBLANX (1855-1943).
, . . Willems 1876 (ad 1 & 2); Verkruijsse, Romeyn de Hooghe 1688.04 (ad 2). Splendidly bound set of this chronological history of France written by the French historian François Eudes de Mézeray (1610-1683), first published in 1667-1668. The history begins with the reign of Faramond and ends with that of Henry IV. The supplement treats France's origin and history before the reign of Clovis. The Abrégé went through at least 15 editions between 1668 and 1717. ''Édition la plus recherchée de l'Abrégé de Mezeray'' (Willems).With slight browning to a leaf or two in some volumes, but generally in fine condition. Bindings fine. A classic history of France.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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