Histoire du roy Henry le Grand composée par Messire Hardouyn de Perefixe ...

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Author

Hardouin de Péréfixe de Beaumont

Title

Histoire du roy Henry le Grand composée par Messire Hardouyn de Perefixe ...

Date

1662

Place

Paris

Publisher

De l'imprimerie d'Edme Martin ... ; Et au Palais : Chez Thomas Jolly ... et Louis Billaine

Language

French

Edition

Reueuë, corrigée, & augmentée par l'auteur.

Artist

P. Landry Sculpsit

Note

CONTENT:
"Recueil de quelques belles actions et paroles memorables du roy Henry le Grand": p. [483]-520

Although the publication date is listed as 1662, the book was printed in the month of February 1661, which is when the printers, led by Edme Martin, were granted the permission to print (Acheué d’imprimer au moi de Feurier 1661)

TYPE: 
Roman, Italic.

ILLUSTRATIONS: 
Frontispiece engraving of Henry the Fourth captioned in French with Henry dressed in military attire and a Roman laurel over his head; several instances of decorated woodcut initials; engraved illustration of French royal coat of arms on dedication page to Cardinal Mazarin and all titles pages of each section; woodcut ornament appears on the final leaf of each section.

DEDICATIONS: 
To Cardinal Mazarin (A Monseigneur l'eminentissime Cardinal Mazarin);
Privilege du Roy;
To The Reader (AV LECTEVR),
To the King (AV ROY)

PROVENANCE: 
CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown and CRRS stamp on final leaf. Pencil on the back cover pastedown indicates “11 – 1 – 67” as well as something indistinct that has been crossed out. This could refer to the acquisition date by a library of this item.

Someone, possibly the printer, has noted in ink: H 5-10+ which may be a reference to how long the publishing rights were granted based on the Privilege of this book.

CONDITION: 
Binding: Marbled boards have scratches and some distress with the front board fully detached. Spine has some wearing and chipping near the top and bottom, but gold lettering remains visible and distinct.

Paper: Wove paper, some pages have creases or bends, especially the frontispiece engraving, scuff marks, possible water droplets with white spots on some pages, and some browning of the pages.

BINDING:
Tight-back book. Gold decorations on the spine, including gold lettering for the title as well as "PRATT" at the base of the spine. Marbled leather over boards. The current binding is not original and would have been added later at the request of a new owner.

Boards measure 18cm x 24cm, leaves measure 17.2cm x 24cm

IMPRINT:
A Paris : De l'imprimerie d'Edme Martin ... ; Et au Palais : Chez Thomas Jolly ... et Louis Billaine ..., 1662.

FORMAT:
[16], 482, [8], 489-520 p. : port. ; 25 cm. (4to)

Library Catalog

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

Num Pages

537

Call Number

DC122.8 .P4 1662 VUCS

Item Type

Book

Country

France

Collection

Citation

Hardouin de Péréfixe de Beaumont, “Histoire du roy Henry le Grand composée par Messire Hardouyn de Perefixe ...,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed March 27, 2023, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7802.

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