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Nicolas de Neufville de VILLEROY Memoires d'état

Nicolas de Neufville de VILLEROY

Memoires d'état

Aux dépens de la Compagnie, à Amsterdam 1723, Pet. in 12 (7,5x13,5cm), (8) 368pp. et (4) 380pp. (2) et (6) 365pp. et (4) 362pp. (2) et (6) 390pp. et (4) 395pp. (5) et (2) 358pp. (2), 7 volumes reliés.

First complete edition, the Sphere in 7 volumes, with supplements. Memoirs were published in three parts from 1622 to 1623, met for the first time in 1665 in four volumes; 1723 edition contains four volumes by adding to it for the first time many parts, with 3 additional volumes. Title pages in red and black. Full glossy brown mottled calf. Smooth back decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Little lack in head volume III and VII. Some corners bumped. A trace of wetness in low margin volume III to the current p. 180. Good copy. "The Memoirs of Villeroy consist of a meeting of political documents relating to the administration of this famous long secretary of state." Brunet. Indeed, the pieces (letters, speeches, opinion ...) cover the contemporary from 1567 (Charles IX) 1622 (Louis XIII) in which Villeroy was Counsellor of State; they contain valuable and accurate information on admisnistration kingdom, international affairs, and the League. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!


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