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BAUSSET, Cardinal de.

Histoire de Bossuet, Évèque de Meaux.

Composée sur les manuscrits originaux. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée, avec une table générale des matières.

Versailles, J. A. Lebel, 1819 Stock Code: 128963
£875.00
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Second, revised and corrected edition, in a handsome contemporary binding. Bausset's expansive biography of Jacques-Bénigne Lignel Bossuet, first published in 1814, was awarded the decennial prize by the Institute of France.

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Description

4 volumes, octavo (197 x 120 mm). Contemporary red full straight-grain morocco, spines elaborately tooled in gilt, initials in gilt to covers, within gilt single rule border, enclosing a blind palmette-roll panel, edge roll, turn-ins tooled in gilt oak-leaf pattern, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, red silk page markers.

Illustrations

Text in French. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I.

Condition

Shelf label to front blanks. Slight rubbing to extremities, a touch of work damage to joints, light soiling to covers, faint browning to endpapers, contents remarkably fresh; a very good, bright, set.

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