Abrégé de l'histoire des Roys de France: avec les effigies depuis Pharamond iusques au Roy Lovys XIII à present regnant ; tirees des plus rare [et] excellens Cabinets de la France reueu, corrigé, [et] augmenté de nouueau, de ce qui s'est passé, iusques au mois d'Auril, 1613.

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Author

H.C.

Title

Abrégé de l'histoire des Roys de France: avec les effigies depuis Pharamond iusques au Roy Lovys XIII à present regnant ; tirees des plus rare [et] excellens Cabinets de la France reueu, corrigé, [et] augmenté de nouueau, de ce qui s'est passé, iusques au mois d'Auril, 1613.

Date

1613

Place

Rouen

Publisher

David Geoffroy

Language

French
Latin

Editor

H. C.

Note

CONTENT:
Preface by H.C.

Running title: Histoire des Roys de France. 

Although David Geoffry acted as printer of this book, the title page notes it came from the print shop of S. Pierre.

TYPE:
Roman, Italic (both red and black ink have been used).

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Dozens of woodcuts throughout, woodcuts of section header images, decorated woodcut initials.

Portraits are woodcuts by Jean LeClerc, except for an engraving of Henri IV, p. 129. --pre-1956 imprints.

DEDICATIONS:
To King Louis XIII "A notre bien aymé Louys XIII, Roy de France."

PROVENANCE:
C
RRS bookplate affixed to the inner pastedown, and there is a note saying it was donated to the CRRS by Mary Williamson. Additionally, there is a CRRS stamp on the final leaf. On the inner pastedown, someone has written in pencil: S1 1702, complete MB2, La Colle.

CONDITION: 
Binding: tight-back binding. There is a leather strip on the spine, the glue of which has largely melted, and the spine also features the title of the book printed in gold capital letters. Book is in fairly good condition. 

Paper: wove paper with some brown splotches and some smoke damage, some frayed edges and bookworm damage. There are variations in font sizes on the pages. 

BINDING:
Quarter binding, cloth over board, but binding is not original to 1613. 

Boards measure 10.5cm x 16.4cm, leaves measure 10cm x 16cm

MARGINALIA:
Handwritten marginalia exists in addition to printed marginalia notes.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
There is an appendix of years and names of kings, but no page numbers for entries. This book does not feature a table of contents or an index.

IMPRINT:
A Rouen : Chez David Geuffroy ..., 1613.

CITATION/REFERENCES:
STC French, 1601-1700 C55, p. 78.

Library Catalog

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

Num Pages

208

Call Number

DC36.6 .A27 1613

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

H.C. , “Abrégé de l'histoire des Roys de France: avec les effigies depuis Pharamond iusques au Roy Lovys XIII à present regnant ; tirees des plus rare [et] excellens Cabinets de la France reueu, corrigé, [et] augmenté de nouueau, de ce qui s'est passé, iusques au mois d'Auril, 1613.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed November 28, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7634.

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