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Recueil De Oraisons Funebres

By Esprit Flechier & Jacques-Benigne Bousset

1820 - Lille - L. Lefort

7" x 4.5"; xv, 415pp


 
 
 

 

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A collection of funereal addresses from two of France's most famous 17th century ecclesiastical orators.

Flechier was Bishop of Nimes from 1687 to 1710, while Bousset was court preacher to Louis XIV of France.

This is an interesting work, as it is very much of its time under the Restoration monarchy. While this particular work is not overtly political in content, Bousset was well-known as an advocate of absolutism and the divine right of kings, while Flechier was regarded as a great religious conciliator following France's sectarian wars of the 1600s.

A new interest in their works in the aftermath of the Napoleonic upheaval is perhaps revealing.

In the original French.

CONDITION

In full calf with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally somewhat rubbed, though still fairly sound. A little worn at the head of the spine. Internally, lightly cockled, but otherwise generally clean and bright, and firmly bound. Small tear with some loss to page 81. Overall: VERY GOOD 


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