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Oeuvres de Louis XIV Volume I: Mémoires Historiques et Politiques. Volume II: Mémoires Historiques et Politiques. Volume III: Mémoires et Pièces Militaires. Volume IV: Mémoires et Pièces Militaires. Volume V: Lettres Particulières Volume VI: Lettres Particulières.

By Louis XIV [Louis Dieudonné]

1806

Treuttel & Würtz : Paris

8" by 5"

viii [unpaginated manuscripts] 1-220pp, 1-232pp [3pp]; 502pp; 542pp; 488pp; 596pp; 559pp.

 

 

 

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A complete six volume set of the works of Louis XIV.

Louis XIV, known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from the age of four years old in 1643 until his death in 1715. His reign of seventy two years and one hundred and ten days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history. This text was printed, in greater part from manuscripts given to the original editor, Philippe Henri comte de Grimoard, by Louis XIV in 1786. Grimoard's work was supplemented and completed by the eighteenth century French man of letters and journalist, Philippe-Antoine Grouvelle. This set explores Louis XIV's 'Historical and Political Memoirs' to volumes I and II, 'Memoirs and Military Pieces' to volumes III and Iv, and 'Particular Letters' to volumes V and VI. In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper boards. Written in the original french. Collated, complete with a portrait frontispiece protected by a tissue guard to volume I, with twenty two letter facsimiles, twenty four of which are folding (with two folding plates to manuscript no. 1 and 4).

CONDITION

In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper boards. Externally generally smart. Slight bumping and rubbing to extremities and head and tail of spines. Small sections of rubbing to spines and joints resulting in slight loss to leather. Handling mark and rubbing to paper boards. Front joint split to very tail, volume I but very firm. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean throughout with the odd spot and handling mark. Light scattered spotting to first and last few pages. Light scattered spotting to intermittent pages from page 504 to 515, volume V. Pages age toned to edges. The odd handling mark to the occasional page. Very slight marking to folding plate no. 2, volume I, not affecting text. Very slight creasing to folding plates, volume I. Small closed tear to fore edge, rear free-endpaper volume IV.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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