1690 Rare French Vellum Book - Memories of the minority of Louis XIV the Sun King (Roi Soleil)
Author : LA ROCHEFOUCAULD (François duc de).
Title : MEMOIRES de la MINORITE de LOUIS XIV.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Villefranche, Chez Jean de Paul, 1690.
Size : 6.5 " X 4.5 "
Pages : 428 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges tight, overall lightly scuffed and soiled - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Good to very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining, notes of a previous owner on endpapers).
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 500)
The book : Scarce 17th century edition of this text consisting of memoirs written during the Sun King's minority, supposedly written by François, duc de La Rochefoucauld and Edme de La Châtre, comte de Naucay, though at least the former repudiated his connection with the text...
The author : François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac (15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. It is said that his world-view was clear-eyed and urbane, and that he neither condemned human conduct nor sentimentally celebrated it. Born in Paris on the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court was vacillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac.
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1690 Rare French Vellum Book - Memories of the minority of Louis XIV the Sun King (Roi Soleil) Price List