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L'Art de vrifier les Dates depuis l'anne 1770 jusqu' nos jours

 Formant la Continuation, ou troisime partie de l'ouvrage publi sous ce nom, par les religieux bndictins de la Congrgation de Saint-Maur

By Various

1821-1844 - Paris - Ambroise Dupont et Roret

8.5" by 5.5"; various paginations

 

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A scarce, first edition set of this continuation of the great chronological work Art de vrifier les dates.

An interesting and important work that uses a series of chronological tables to accurately date a wide range of international, historical events, this sequel to the original - which dealt with early history, including the ancient Greeks and Romans and their international contemporaries - focuses on events from 1770 to the time of publication.

The first version of this work was undertaken by numerous authors; begun by Maur-Dantine - whose name the work still bears here - it was taken over, due to illness, by the French Benedictine historian Charles Clemencet (1703-1778) who aided greatly in the work's completion and issued it in one volume in the 1760s.

In 1770 a greatly revised edition was published by the French historian Francois Clement (1714-1793), and, following further significant alterations - including amendments to the anti-Jesuit bent of the original - published a third edition, in three folio volumes, in 1787.

Clment was engaged in the preparation of a fourth and much enlarged edition when a stroke of apoplexy caused his death. The unfinished work was completed by the French genealogist and litterateur Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais and appeared with additional matter in 1818-19.

This continuation was written by a variety of Maurist scholars, with the first phase (1821-1829) published by the Chevalier de Courcelles and the next by the Marquis of Urban Fortia.

Together the complete Art de vrifier les dates has been called "the finest memorial of French learning of the eighteenth century" and this is certainly evident in this veritable compendium of scholarship.

This set also contains the Table - or index - which was published around 1830.

Text in the original French.

Complete in 19 volumes.

CONDITION

In a quarter morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some heavier wear to extremities and backstrips, which are faded. Large watermark to front board of volume III - internally unaffected - and some minor loss to paper of volume XXVII rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some occasional small spots or handling marks.

Overall: GOOD.


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