1694 Arcana Aulica Court & Courtier Walsingham English Politics Queen Elizabeth

REFUGE, Eustache de

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Originally written by a French diplomat, Edward Walsingham’s ‘Arcana Aulica’ is an English translation and reworking of Eustache de Refuge’s ‘Treatise on the Court’ which is an instruction manual on how to run and maintain a successful organized court. The advice given by Refuge, and edited by Walsingham, is still considered to be relevant today in political circles.

 

Refuge encouraged bizarre and strange behaviors when interacting with others in the royal court – for instance. He notes that it is a common trick to stick your leg out and trip someone so that you can help them to their feet, which will earn you their gratitude. Refuge published this book during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and made references to successes in her court in England, even though the work was originally published in French.

 

This 1694 English edition was published in London and features an added, engraved title page.

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1694 Arcana Aulica Court & Courtier Walsingham English Politics Queen Elizabeth

 

Originally written by a French diplomat, Edward Walsingham’s ‘Arcana Aulica’ is an English translation and reworking of Eustache de Refuge’s ‘Treatise on the Court’ which is an instruction manual on how to run and maintain a successful organized court. The advice given by Refuge, and edited by Walsingham, is still considered to be relevant today in political circles.

 

Refuge encouraged bizarre and strange behaviors when interacting with others in the royal court – for instance. He notes that it is a common trick to stick your leg out and trip someone so that you can help them to their feet, which will earn you their gratitude. Refuge published this book during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and made references to successes in her court in England, even though the work was originally published in French.

 

This 1694 English edition was published in London and features an added, engraved title page.

 

Item number: #2823

Price: $750

 

REFUGE, Eustache de

 

Arcana aulica, or, Walsingham’s manual of prudential maxims : for the states-man and courtier. To which is added Fragmenta regalia, or, Observations on Queen Elizabeth, her times and favorites

 

London : Printed for Matthew Gillyflower …, 1694.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages:
    • [24], 153, [3], [2], 159-247, [5]
  • References: Wing D 2686; Lowndes 1897
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5.25in X 3.25in (13.5cm x 8cm)

 

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Categories

Law & Government

European History

Authors

REFUGE, Eustache de

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete