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Lot 377
BOSSUET (JACQUES BENIGNE) Discours sur l'histoire universelle, 1681; and 6 others (7)
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Discours sur l'histoire universelle, engraved vignette on title, engraved head- and tail-piece [PMM 157], Paris, Sebastian Mabre-Cramoisy, 1681--SULLY (MAXIMILIEN DE BETHUNE, Duc de) Memoires, 3 vol., engraved frontispiece in volume one, half-titles, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette, dampstaining (resulting in tear to one half-title), London, [no publisher], 1747--MEZERAY (FRANCOIS EUDES DE) Abregé chronologique de l'histoire de France, 3 vol., Paris, Compagnie des Libraires, 1717, contemporary calf, spines gilt, rubbed with some minor loss at extremities of spine, 4to (7)


  • "Bossuet was the most famous court-preacher of Louis XIV.. His sermons, especially his funeral orations, are impressive showpieces of this genre of baroque literature... his Discours can still be enjoyed as a noble specimen of classical French prose" (PMM).
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