Recueil de Diverses Pieces Servant a l’Histoire de Henry III,…

Recueil de Diverses Pieces Servant a l’Histoire de Henry III, Roy de France et de Pologne;... issued with - Discours Merveilleux De la vie, Actions & Deportement de la Reyne Catherine de Medicis.... Suivant la copie Inprimee(sic) a la Haie 1663 by [SERVIN, et al] and [Henri ESTIENNE] < >
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  • Another image of Recueil de Diverses Pieces Servant a l’Histoire de Henry III, Roy de France et de Pologne;... issued with - Discours Merveilleux De la vie, Actions & Deportement de la Reyne Catherine de Medicis.... Suivant la copie Inprimee(sic) a la Haie 1663 by [SERVIN, et al] and [Henri ESTIENNE]
Third and best Elzevir edition

Recueil de Diverses Pieces Servant a l’Histoire de Henry III, Roy de France et de Pologne;... issued with - Discours Merveilleux De la vie, Actions & Deportement de la Reyne Catherine de Medicis.... Suivant la copie Inprimee(sic) a la Haie 1663

Cologne : Chez Pierre Marteau. 1666. Third (and best) Edition
12mo, 474pp, 1 leaf blank, 156pp, contemporary French olive morocco, French fillet borders in gilt, spine in six compartments gilt with floral emblems, red morocco title label, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, minimal, almost invisible, restoration at head and foot of spine, a nice copy.
On the front pastedown is the armorial bookplate of “John Trotter Brockett. FSA” Brockett (1788-1842) was a lawyer in Newcastle; a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a secretary of the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, and one of the council of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-on-Tyne. He made considerable collections of books and coins and medals, in 1823-1824 the choice library and cabinets which he had formed up to that time were dispersed by auction at Sotheby's, the sale of the latter occupying ten days, and that of the former fourteen days. [Wikipedia]
Reference: Barbier Vol. IV col. 64 Gay/Lemonnyer Vol.3 col. 951
Willems: Les Elzevirs 1375

Stock No: HMF1401
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