Iournal de Monsieur le cardinal duc de Richelieu: qu'il a faict durant le grand orage de la cour en l'année 1630 & 1631 tiré des memoires écrits de sa main ; avec diverses autres pieces remarquables , qui sont arrivées en son temps.

Author

Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu

Title

Iournal de Monsieur le cardinal duc de Richelieu: qu'il a faict durant le grand orage de la cour en l'année 1630 & 1631 tiré des memoires écrits de sa main ; avec diverses autres pieces remarquables , qui sont arrivées en son temps.

Date

1649

Place

The text itself provides no clues as to the place of printing, but one can infer based on the Cardinal's other major publications that the place would have been Paris, possibly the Galleries at the Louvre where the King's Printers typically produced royal documents and publications.

Publisher

The text also does not provide any clues as to who printer or published this edition of Richelieu's journal. However, there is significant evidence that points to Sébastien Cramoisy (1584 - 1669) as the possible printer and bookseller, as he published many of Cardinal Richelieu's works beginning in 1614. It is worth noting that even if Cramoisy did publish this volume, his printer's device is nowhere to be found so he (or whomever the printer was) may have been asked to print this book anonymously.

Language

French

Note

CONTENT:
"Procez de Messieurs de Cinq-Mars et de Thou instruict par Monsieur le chancelier": p. 235-420

This book does not include a Privilège du Roi, presumably because Richelieu, as Chief Minister and a clergyman part of the royal council would not have needed permission to print.

TYPE:
Roman, Italic.

ILLUSTRATIONS:
None.

DEDICATIONS:
None.

PROVENANCE:
CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown. In addition, the title page and the final leaf both contain a printed seal belonging to the “Bibliotheque Sorbonne” (library of the Sorbonne University). Final leaf also contains CRRS bookstamp.
There is also a note in pencil written on th inner pastedown which indicates: H.4 R.2 rare 27/5, £6 | 6 }, 657, 27/5

In addition, printed on the first blank leaf of the front matter in all capital letters is the name Selz Niedreb but it is unclear whether this is a name, or if this is in the German language. It may be the name of one of the book’s previous owners, or a donor who provided it to a library at some point.

As well, the title page features a signature, but it is unclear to whom it can be attributed. It is possible it could have been the bookseller or the printer's, else it would have belonged to one of the book’s owners.

CONDITION:
Binding: Tight-back binding. There is a green piece of cloth that has been sewn into the spine to function as a bookmark. Leather over boards. Good condition.

Paper: wove paper, good condition.

BINDING:
Boards measure 10.5cm x 16.3cm, leaves measure 10cm x 15.7cm
Leather over boards, gold lettering on spine. A conservator has repaired the front board as evidenced by adhesive tape on both the inner marble pastedown and flyleaf.
Additionally, the spine has some further ornamentation in the form of gold fleur-de-lis symbols, which may have been added by the binder who was commissioned to create this binding case. The current binding was added after 1649 as evidenced by the good condition of the boards and little evidence of fraying of the spine.

CITATION/REFERENCES:
NUC pre-1956 NR 0251403.

Library Catalog

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

Num Pages

420

Call Number

DC123.9 .R5 A5 1649

Item Type

Book

Subject

Cinq-Mars, Henri Coiffier Ruzé d'Effiat, marquis de; Marie de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France, 1573-1642; Thou, François de, 1607-1642.

Files

DC123-9 R5A5 1649 title page.jpg
DC123-9 R5A5 1649 final page.jpg
DC123-9 R5A5 1649 p3.jpg

Collection

Citation

Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, “Iournal de Monsieur le cardinal duc de Richelieu: qu'il a faict durant le grand orage de la cour en l'année 1630 & 1631 tiré des memoires écrits de sa main ; avec diverses autres pieces remarquables , qui sont arrivées en son temps.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed May 25, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8043.