Étienne Pasquier. Les lettres d'Estienne Pasquier
Conseiller et advocat general du Roy en la Chambre des Comptes à Paris. Lyon, Iean Antoine Huguetan, 1607, (12),438,(30) lvs., woodcut title-vignette of a sphere on title-p., contemp. overlapping vellum, sm. 8vo (12mo size).
Partly vaguely waterst. and occ., a bit browned; leaf A2 w. sm. closed tear; occ. other sm. internal defects. Lacks ties. A good and fair copy, w. 2 owner's entries (one by Etienne Degola (?) written over the other one) dated, 1675 and 1628. Étienne Pasquier (1528 or 1529–1615) was a French lawyer and man of letters. He was appointed by Henry III advocate-general at the Paris cours des comptes, a very powerful institution. Rare early edition of this collection of ca. 150 letters by Pasquier (also inclusing a few letters to Pasquier), giving a great insight in his network, with a good index. Comprises a.o. several letters to Ronsard, many letters to Monsieur de Fonsomme, and letters to Charles Cardinal de Lorraine, De Tou, Theodore Pasquier (his son), Loisel and to (anonymous) ladies Earlier editions of his letters were published in 1586, 1587 and 1590 and 1597. Our edition is also known with address of Paul Frellon in Lyon.