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Le prince. Nouvelle edition. Divisée par chapitres, avec les sommaires de chaque chapitre. Paris, chez Toussainct du Bray,

BALZAC Jean-Louis Guez de (1634.)

£600.00 

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Sm. 8vo. [6]ff. 605pp. [1]f. Recent vellum.

Third edition of this account of the political situation in France under Louis XIII, with a flattering portrait of the king. The first edition appeared in 1631 but did not meet with approval by the authorities and all subsequent editions contained corrections imposed by the Sorbonne. Following the text are printed two letters from Balzac addressed to Cardinal Richelieu and dated 3 March 1631 and 12 January [?1631]. Tchemerzine I, p. 357 (Rocolet imprint).

Stock Code: 40478