LOT 534
SOLD €70,00

[Heraldry] P.F.C. Menestrier. La nouvelle methode raisonée du blason,

pour l'apprendre d'une manière aisée. Reduite de leçons, par demandes, & par réponses. Enrichie de figures en taille douce. Nouvelle édition, revûë, corrigée & augmentée. Lyon, L. Bruyset, 1718, (8),298,(29) p., w. engr. frontisp. and 32 plates, woodcut ills., contemp. polished calf, ribbed and gilt spine w. mor letterpiece, large 12mo.

Occas. sm. internal imperfections. Joints split(ting) but good holding on cords; top of spine chipped. A good copy of a scarce, relatively early edition (first: 1696) of this nicely illustrated work on heraldry, by the French heraldist Claude-François Ménestrier (1631-1705), member of the Society of Jesus and attendant of the royal court.

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