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LE REVEIL DE CHYNDONAX PRINCE DES VACIES 1621 From the library of Jean Colbert.
1621. LE REVEIL DE CHYNDONAX PRINCE DES VACIES DRUYDES CELTIQUES DIIONOIS, AUEC LA SAINCTETE, RELIGION, ET DIUERSITE DES CEREMONIES OBSERUEES AUX ANCIENNES SEPULTURES. ABOUT DRUIDISM AND PAGANISM IN BURGUNDY 4to (20 x 15 cm) [8] 176, [10] leaves illustration: engraved arms of Roger de Bellegarde on recto of second leaf, engraved folding plate, woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials. The digitalized copy online It is missing the last two leaves, with the Attestation and the Extraict du privilege. This is the only complete copy I found. One of the earliest books on transalpine archaeology to deal with a single excavation. The origin of Guenebauld's fascination with the history and customs of druidism and other pagan religious systems stemmed from the discovery in 1598 at his vineyard at Poussat of a coffin with a Greek inscription eulogising Chyndonax, a priest of Mithras whom Guenebauld, a physician, assumed to be a druid. The find and subsequent research provoked a brief period of intense interest in druidism in Burgundy. The coffin was later owned by Cardinal Richelieu and, according to popular legend, was eventually used as a trough at Versailles. Condition & provenance This work probably belonged to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, (1619-1683), the French statesman hired by Cardinal Mazarin to look after his financial affairs. It is inscribed "Bibliotheca Colbertina" on each title page. The … [Click Below for Full Description]
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