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    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 490

    BOSSUET, Jacques-Bénigne. Traité de la communion sous deux especes. Paris: Sebaastian Mabre-Cramoisy, 1682.

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    BOSSUET, Jacques-Bénigne. Traité de la communion sous deux especes. Paris: Sebaastian Mabre-Cramoisy, 1682.

    12° (148 x 83 mm). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, triple-fillet border on each cover surrounding the central arms of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, decorated in the remaining, edges gilt. Provenance: Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (binding).

    THE AUTHOR’S COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, finely bound with his arms. Court preacher to Louis XIV of France, Bossuet was a strong advocate of political absolutism and the divine right of kings. Cioranescu XVII, 14132; Tchemerzine II, p. 371.


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