COUSTUREAU (NICOLAS) Histoire de la vie et faits du Louis de Bourbon, surnommé le Bon, with claude Audran bookplate, 1645
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COUSTUREAU (NICOLAS) Histoire de la vie et faits du Louis de Bourbon, surnommé le Bon, with claude Audran bookplate, 1645
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Histoire de la vie et faits du Louis de Bourbon, surnommé le Bon... contenant ce qui s'est passé de remarquable de son vivant, soul le regne des Roys Henry II, Francois II, Charles IX & Henry III, full-page engraved arms "Ex Semine Messis" signed "Cl. Audran fecit" on verso of title, repeated as bookplate inside upper and lower cover, with advertisement and errata leaves, ?additional 3 leaves of dedication to to Cardinal Richelieu (signed Bouchet) inserted after title, blindstamp on 2 leaves, ink shelfmark on verso of title, contemporary calf, covers with central gilt-blocked with "Ex Semini Messis", worn worn with some loss to corners, rebacked, 4to, Rouen, Jacques Caillove, 1645

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  • This copy has two copies of a large armorial bookplate (with the motto "Ex Semine Messis") by Claude Audran (1592-1677), which is also printed on the verso of the title. The binding has the same gilt arms on the covers.
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