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Nouvelle Histoire de France: Depuis le Commencement de la Monarchie, Jusques a la Mort de Louis XIII. In three volumes
Paris - Claude Robustel, 1718 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarcecopy of this early history of France from the commencement of the monarchy to the death of Louis VIII. First Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece and vignette titles. Including illustrated head pieces, tail pieces, andcapitals. Table for the reigns of kings to the rear of volumes I and II. With a section on the Table manners and customs of the French during different times of the monarchy. With a section on great officers, whose function was related to the state, and a table of great officers to the rear of volume III. Louis Legendre (16551733), was a French historian. Born at Rouen (Normandy) to poor parents, Legendre owed the benefit of an education to Francois de Harlay de Champvallon, the archbishop of his native city, whom he followed to Paris, where he received a canonicat at Notre Dame. He then went on to become abbot of Clairfontaine. Legendre's style has been described as elegant, correct, and his criticism judicious and impartial. The facts he recounts are always backed up by convincing evidence. Legendre was the first benefactor of the Academie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Rouen. He also founded the competitive examination prize for the Paris colleges. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn with loss. All boards are held by the cords only except one which is detached but present. Firmly bound. Remarkably bright for the age of this set, andlargely clean,nothing buta few spots and small spill-burns to volume I, a few marginal tidemarks and spots to volume III, with larger tidemarkswith mould throughoutvolume II. Small copperplate ink note to versos of front free-endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY..
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