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Jean Hermant - Histoire des religions ou ordres militaires de l'église et des ordres de chevalerie - 1698

Superb first edition, adorned with many woodcuts in the text representing the emblems and coats of arms of the orders -

Rare copy - One of the first works devoted to the Orders of Knighthood, nearly 80 orders are studied with their history, date of foundation, circumstances, etc. There are of course the Templars, the order of St John of Jerusalem, of the St Sepulchre, of St Lazare, of the Round Table, of St Catherine, the Teutonic order, N.D. du Chardon, N.D. du Lis, the Knights of the Star, the Argonauts of St Nicolas, the brothers of Jubilation, etc. - Precious -

Jean Hermant - History of the religions or military orders of the church and the orders of chivalry - Rouen, Jean-Baptiste Besongne - 1698 -
[20]-422-[12] pages -

Binding in good condition, book in its modern leather binding, ornate ribbed spine -

Good interior condition, title page missing, endpapers renewed, waterstaining at the bottom, two first pages restored. Correct condition all the same, pretty bands, beautiful initials, end pieces, very many figures interspersed in the text, marbled flyleaves -

Delivery service guaranteed within a few days -

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Heraldry, History, Illustrated, Reference works, Religion, War history
Author/ Illustrator Jean Hermant
Book Title Histoire des religions ou ordres militaires de l'église et des ordres de chevalerie
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1698
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Leather
Number of pages 454
Dimensions 16×9 cm
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