1691 History of Louis XIV Illustrated Medals Emblem Numismatics Coins Menestrier

MENESTRIER, Claude François

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A rare history of the reign of King Louis XIV of France by Claude-François Ménestrier, an important Jesuit author. This book, ‘History of King Louis the Great, Medals, Emblems’ was the first historical account of a modern individual. In this first-hand account, Menestrier used medals, heraldic devices, and emblems drawn from the collection of Francis de la Chaise. Menestrier was a professor of rhetoric and cared for the organizing of festivals and ceremonies during the passage of Louis XIV to Lyon in 1685.

 

This 1691 is a pirated Dutch edition printed in Amsterdam, even though the title page states Paris. This edition includes five plates that were satirical and ‘anti-Louis’ in nature than did not appear in the Paris edition. (Saffroy). Other plates include views of Places de Victories, arms of Chevaliers of the Ordre du Saint-Esprit and more.

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1691 History of Louis XIV Illustrated Medals Emblem Numismatics Coins Menestrier

 

A rare history of the reign of King Louis XIV of France by Claude-François Ménestrier, an important Jesuit author. This book, ‘History of King Louis the Great, Medals, Emblems’ was the first historical account of a modern individual. In this first-hand account, Menestrier used medals, heraldic devices, and emblems drawn from the collection of Francis de la Chaise. Menestrier was a professor of rhetoric and cared for the organizing of festivals and ceremonies during the passage of Louis XIV to Lyon in 1685.

 

This 1691 is a pirated Dutch edition printed in Amsterdam, even though the title page states Paris. This edition includes five plates that were satirical and ‘anti-Louis’ in nature than did not appear in the Paris edition. (Saffroy). Other plates include views of Places de Victories, arms of Chevaliers of the Ordre du Saint-Esprit and more.

 

Item number: #1245

Price: $750

 

MENESTRIER, Claude François

 

Histoire du Roy Louis le Grand par les Medailles, Emblêmes, Devises, Jettons, Inscriptions, Armoiries, et autres Monumens publics

 

Paris : chez J.B. Nolin, 1691. [Amsterdam, P. Mortier]

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 3-64
    • 60 engraved plates
    • Signatures: pi² A-M⁴ N².
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • References: Graesse, IV, 487; Saffroy
  • Note on edition
    • Title page states ‘augmented with 5 planches’ (plates 39-43)
  • Language: French
  • Size: ~12.5in X 8in (32cm x 20.5cm)

 

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Categories

Law & Government

European History

Authors

MENESTRIER, Claude François

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete