Le Palais des Curieux, ou l'algébre et le sort donnent la décision des questiones les plus douteuses Donnent la decision des questions le plus douteuses, et ou les songes & les vision nocturnes sont expliques selon la doctrine des anciens
[between 1728-1730] · Troyes
by Vulson, Marc de, Sieur de La Colombière
Troyes: Chez la Cit. Garnier, [between 1728-1730]. Boards. Very Good+. Bound in 20th century tan leather boards with gilt spine titling and ornamentation, although split on upper and lower board edges and minor water spots, binding intact. Minimal foxing, deckled edges, paged continuously vii, 151pp. (one diagram illustration and a few woodcut ornamentations.) Contains the work: "Traite des songes et des visions nocturnes, selon la doctrine des anciens, et de leurs significations."
Marc de Vulson, French heraldist, historian, poet, minion of the royal court, published several prolific books on symbols, prophecies, heraldry, dreams and gathered sources on traditions associated with chivalry and French genealogy. Vulson devised cross hatching patterns standardized for specific colors in depicting heraldic shields. The lattice diagram on page 1 depicts a cipher system for dream divining, almost an oracle game board. The second part is a popular work on dreams and their meanings, alphabetically indexed by subject and significance with an index. (Inventory #: 9920)