Letters of the cardinal d'Ossat, with historical... - Lot 33 - Boisgirard - Antonini - Nice

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Letters of the cardinal d'Ossat, with historical... - Lot 33 - Boisgirard - Antonini - Nice
Letters of the cardinal d'Ossat, with historical and political notes by Mr. Amelot de La Houssaie. New edition corrected on the original manuscript, considerably increased & enriched with new notes by Mr. Amelot de La Houssaie, which are not found in the last Paris edition of 1697. Divided into five volumes... Amsterdam, Pierre Humbert, 1714. 5 vols. in-12. Full binding of basane. Spine ribbed, decorated with gilt irons and fleurons. Defects to the head and foot boards. Dull corners. Small leather tears on the boards. New edition, really composed according to the original manuscript, of this collection of 369 letters of the cardinal and diplomat Arnaud d'Ossat (1537-1604), printed according to the minutes brought back from Rome by Bethune, probably by Auger de Mauléon. It appeared in 1697 in two volumes in-4 and is largely preferable to the versions given between 1624 and 1646. This correspondence of the most faithful supporter of the policy of Henri IV in Rome, is of the most interesting for the history of this period. The work is considered a classic in diplomacy.
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