Diuerses pieces pour la defense de la royne mere du roy tres-chrestien Louys XIII faites et reueues par Messire Matthieu de Morgues sr. de St. Germain ...

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Author

Matthieu de Morgues

Title

Diuerses pieces pour la defense de la royne mere du roy tres-chrestien Louys XIII faites et reueues par Messire Matthieu de Morgues sr. de St. Germain ...

Date

1637

Place

Antwerp (although not identified on the title page, Morgues writes in the dedication to the king that he published the book in Antwerp, Belgium)

Publisher

s.n. (not identified explicitly in the text)

Language

French
Latin

Note

CONTENT:
La tres-humble, tres-veritable, & tres-importante remonstrance au Roy -- Le François fidelle, ou, Response au libelle intitulé Defense du roy & des ministres -- La charitable remonstrance de Caton Chrestien -- La response de Nicocleon à Cleonville -- La genie demasqué -- La response à la lettre de Balsac -- La verité defendue -- La iugement sur les diuerses pieces -- L'aduis de ce qui s'est passé sur le suiet de certaines lettres, &c. -- Les lumieres pour l'histoire de France contre Dupleix -- La lettre de change protestée -- L'epistre au roy & l'aduis au lecteur.

IMPRINT:
[Paris? : s.n., 1637?]

Imprint from BM.

TYPE:
Roman, Italic.

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Very elaborate compartment used for the first title page of the book as well as engravings for header illustrations for each section. There are also decorated woodcut initials throughout. In addition, there are floral woodcut ornaments at the end of each section.

DEDICATIONS:
Letter to King Louis XIII (AV ROY),

PROVENANCE: 
CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown, and CRRS book stamp on final leaf. to the wise reader (AV SAGE LECTEUR).

CONDITION:
Binding: Hollowback. Very fragile binding, especially the chipping spine. Evidence of watermark and countermarks on both flyleaf and near the endpapers. The Rrr gathering is loose, from pages 497 to 504.  

Paper: Wove paper is in mostly good condition with the exception of some folding at the corners of the front matter pages and flyleaf as well as some darkening and fraying of page edges. The book also has grooves and intendations on many pages that have formed over time.  There is some smudging of ink on pages, particularly 326 and 327.  

BINDING: 
Leather over boards, possibly pigskin.

Boards measure 20 cm x 31 cm, leaves measure 19.5 cm x 30.3 cm.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
There is a table of contents per volume at the beginning of the book. 

As well, there are title pages at the beginning of each section.

FORMAT:
[24], 801, [1] p. ; 32 cm. (fol.)

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

826

Call Number

DC123 .A2 M67 1637

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

Matthieu de Morgues, “Diuerses pieces pour la defense de la royne mere du roy tres-chrestien Louys XIII faites et reueues par Messire Matthieu de Morgues sr. de St. Germain ...,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed November 28, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7532.

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