Liege (really Amsterdam): (Nicholas Petit-Pied), 1716. 12mo. 2 parts in 1. xxii,516;(517)-540pp. The second part of this work, "La Mort de Henry le Grand Descouvert a Naples en l'Annee 1608..." has its own title page with the false imprint of Paris: 1619. Illustrated with an engraved folding architectural plate (with a repaired tear). Cont. calf, elaborately gilt decorated spine with red calf label. Small splits at extremities of hinges but holding soundly. Some insect damage to front cover and foot of spine. This work was banned in France after its publication in 1710 because it was found to pose a threat to the rights of the King. The ban was extended to Rome in 1722, where its reading or possession were forbidden. Our second edition contains all of the condemned text as well as extra pieces dealing with the subject of tyrannicide. (Inventory #: 2937)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy
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