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Jean de BOURDIGNE Hystoire agregative des annalles et cronicques danjou

Jean de BOURDIGNE

Hystoire agregative des annalles et cronicques danjou

Chez Galliot du Pré, à Paris 1529, in-folio (21x31,5cm), (4f.) 207ff. (1f.), relié.


Extremely rare first edition includes an etching layer of the back has iiii showing the author, kneeling, offering his book to Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I. Title page in red and black.
Bound in brown half calf, back with six nerves set with gilded nets, boxes adorned with rollers and irons gilded and cold stamped fillets, brown paper ribbed boards, all sprinkled edges brown. Very small hole to the last books slightly affecting the text in places, wetting the upper right corner of the entire book, handwritten annotation in pen and small yellow spots on the back of vii slip.
Bookplate handwritten in ink at the bottom of the title page, saying "the convent of ff. minimal of Paris. "
Louise of Savoy, to whom the work is dedicated, was particularly Duchess of Anjou region in which the author proposes a vast chronicle, from the flood to the reign - that it is contemporary - Francis I. Jehan Bourdigné (v.1480-1547) was man of the Church and officiated in various parishes Angevin. In his prologue, he explains his decision to write annals and chronicles is not innocent: it means allowing him according to "have experience of cases befallen the time spent as if we had been present when they had their effect ". His story should be so rich in detail and able to arouse the reader's interest. But beyond that, we see that his work is to be considered a true advocate of historians and their work: it presents them as "brave and warlike knights to fame struggling constantly against death and make both their prowess that fame gets victory ". At a time when history is part of Belles-lettres and is not recognized as an independent discipline, it is notable that Bourdigné take in defense,

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