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MARLOT, Guillaume (& FLODOARDUS REMENSIS).
History of Reims, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Metropolis Remensis historia, a Frodoardo primum arctius digesta, nunc demum aliunde accersitis plurimum aucta, et illustrata, et ad nostrum hoc saeculum fideliter deducta. Tomus I; [Title of vol. 2:] Metropolis Remensis historia. Sive supplementum Frodoardi, ab anno CMLXX. Ad nostram aetatem fideliter et accurate productum.Lille, Nicolas de Rache, 1666 (vol. 1) & Reims, Protasius Lelorain, 1679 (vol. 2). 2 volumes. Folio. With woodcut vignettes on the title-pages, vol. 1 with one full-page engraving of the facade of the Cathedral of Rheims and 6 half-page engravings by J. Dassonneville, and with woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Vol. 1: gold-tooled calf (dated "1740"), each board with the coat-of-arms of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (1685-1740), in the centre, and the front board dated "1740", gold-tooled spine, gilt edges; vol. 2: contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine with two red morocco labels lettered in gold. [14], 668, [16]; [8], 1-754, [2], 755-858, [2], 867-886, [28] pp. First edition of an extensive history of Reims by Guillaume Marlot, prior of St. Nicaise of Reims. With leaves inserted in vol. II (between pp. 754 & 755, and between 858 & 867) updating the list of bishops with additions to the year 1714, printed in Rheims, 27 June 1714 by Charuel (from his Armorial général de la France?). Antoine Dezallier in Paris re-issued the present Lille/Reims edition in 1680. The 3 half-page engravings, two of Roman reliefs and one with the archbishop of Reims receiving his bishops, are signed by Jacques Dassonville (or Dassonneville; 1619-1670), a French … [Click Below for Full Description]
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