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Lot 1291: Jean Francois Paul De Gondi Cardinal De Retz LA CONJURATION DU COMTE DE FIESQUE 1639 Antique Revolutionary Essay Theology Historiated Initials Engraved Headpieces Tailpieces
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: La conjuration du Comte de Fiesque
Author: Jean Francois Paul de Gondi (Cardinal de Retz) - Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz (September 29, 1613 – August 24, 1679) was a French churchman, writer of memoirs, and agitator in the Fronde.
The Florentine banking family of the Gondi had been introduced into France by Catherine de' Medici; Catherine offered Jerome (Girolamo) de Gondi in 1573 the château that he made the nucleus of the Château de Saint-Cloud; his hôtel in the Faubourg Saint-Germain of Paris became the Hôtel de Condé in the following generation. The Gondi acquired great estates in Brittany and became connected with the noblest houses of the kingdom. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Chez Jean Camusat
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 206 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: At the age of eighteen, de Gondi wrote "Conjuration de Fiesque," a little historical essay, influenced by the Italian of Agostino Mascardi, and audaciously insinuating revolutionary principles. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and covers. The spine shows five raised bands and some minor chipping/loss to the top and bottom. There is moderate rubbing and scuffing to the exterior. The front hinge is cracked. The text block is solid and is adorned with gilt edges. The pages show light to moderate age toning and occasional light smudging/spotting.The work is decorated with numerous engraved headpieces, tailpieces, and historiated initials.
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