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First edition


Le ministre d'estat flambé. En vers burlesques

Chez Jean Brunet, A Paris 1649, In-4 (17x22,7cm), 16pp., relié.

Original, rare edition of this Mazarinade. Initials DB in fine.

19th century cardboard binding covered with marbled paper. Smooth dumb back. Title label on the dish. Good condition.
We read in the Bibliography of Mazarinades by Moreau: "Cheerful, witty, well-written pamphlet, which [...]

150 €

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First edition

Jacques-Bénigne BOSSUET

Discours sur l'histoire universelle pour expliquer la suite de la religion & les changemens des ...

Chez Sebastien Marbre-Cramoisy, A Paris 1681, In-4 (19,5x26,2cm), (2) 561pp. (7), relié.

First edition, adorned with the imprint of the printer on the title, a header representing time in the middle of ruins and holding the arms of the Dauphin, engraved by Jollain, as well as a drop cap and an ass -of unsigned lamp.
Copy with the arms of Guillaume-Claude de Laleu (1712-1775), [...]

850 €

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Entrevues de Charles VI empereur, de son fils Wenceslas roi des Romains, et de Charles V roi de ...

Chez Pierre Chevalier, A Paris 1613, In-4 (16x23cm), (4) 137pp. ; 29pp. (1) ; (2) 103pp., relié.

first edition.

Binding in full vintage brown calf. Back to nerves decorated with the grotesque. Caps torn off. 2 blunt corners. Friction. Clear wetting on the title page and on the privilege sheet.
Work written by the Geneva jurisconsult Théodore Godefroy (1580-1649) and divided [...]

450 €

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La voix gemissante du peuple chrestien et catholique, accablé sous le faix des desastres & miseres ...

S.n., A Paris 1640, Pet. in-4 (14,5x18,5cm), (16) 249pp. (1), relié.

First edition, rare, and illustrated with a frontispiece: the king seated on his throne, 5 characters in mourning around him, and representing the 5 most illustrious families of the kingdom, each having or holding a shield (Bourbon, Montmorency, Colbert ...) with a motto changed for the occasion: [...]

350 €

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First edition


Collection complette des oeuvres de Voltaire, première édition

S.n. [ Cramer], S.l. [Genève] 1757 - 1763, In-8 (13x20cm), 21 volumes reliés.

First collective edition with the Cramer brothers with relay titles dated 1757, not 1756. We learn from Cioranescu that barely 3 weeks had passed in April 1756 since the release of the complete works that Voltaire wanted to insert certain texts and correct some others. New title pages were [...]

2 400 €

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Joseph ADDISON & Richard STEELE

The Spectator

Printed for J. and R. Tonson and Draper, London 1750 (S.d), in 12 (9,7x 16,5cm), (2) 334pp. (12) et (2) 336pp. (12) et

New London edition. First illustrated edition of 8 frontispieces by Hayman and engraved by Grignon. Like the previous editions, a title vignette (portrait inset) repeated on the 8 volumes. The original was first published in volume in 1712. The newspaper began to appear again in 1714 at the rate of [...]

700 €

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Histoire des flagellans

Chez Henry Du Sauzet, A Amsterdam 1732, In-12 (9,5x16,8cm), xxxij, 306pp. (10), relié.

Second edition, revised and corrected. Title page in red and black. The first edition appeared in Latin in 1700.
Binding in full speckled brown calf. Ornate nerved back. title label in red morocco. Tail cap removed. Upper joint split into tail. A blunt corner. Very fresh copy.
Ex libris [...]

400 €

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Essay sur l'histoire générale, et sur les moeurs et l'esprit des Nations, depuis Charlemagne ...

S.n. [Cramer], s.l. [Genève] 1756, In-8 (11,5x20cm), (6) 399pp. (1) et (4) 380pp. (1) et (4) 391pp. (1) et (4) 328pp.

Partly first edition. It is the last edition to bear the title Essay on general history (that of 1764 only corrected the faults reported in the errata) before the choice of the final title by Voltaire in the 1771 edition: Essay on manners and the spirit of the nations . The [...]

1 200 €

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