LOT 439

Four French titles: (1) (F.P. de Lisola). Bouclier d'estat et de justice,

contre le dessein manifestement découvert de la Monarchie Universelle. Sous le vain pretexte des pretentions de la Reyne de France. Seconde édition corrigée et augmentée. N.pl., n.publ., 1667, 360 p., contemp. vellum, 12mo.

Willems 2030; Sauvy, Livres saisis, no. 302. In fact the third edition, published in the same year as the first edition. François Paul, baron de Lisola (1613-1675), of French origin, was in Imperial diplomatic service, a.o. ambassador for England and head of the envoy to Spain. Lisola defended Maria Theresia's rights to the Spanish throne and remained a pushing opponent of the French power throughout his life. This work was often reprinted and translated into many languages: (2) (G. de Courtilz de Sandraz). La vie du vicomte de Turenne, maréchal général des campes et armées du Roi (...). Cologne, J. de Clou, 1685, (12),392 p., engr. frontisp. modern boards, large 12mo (a few sm. internal defects). Bourgeois/ André 1908; Sauvy, Livres saisis, no. 161. The original edition of this important source on the life of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte Turenne (1611-1675). And 2 other 17th century French works in 4 vols., incl. Girard, Histoire de la vie de Duc d'Espernon, Rouen/ Paris, 1663, 3 vols., all w. owner's entry in pen of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716), see elsewhere in this auction and previous auctions (total 5 works in 6 vols.).

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