Pierre Josset - Annales ecclesiastici poeticis numberis illigati - 1638

Pierre Josset - Annales ecclesiastici poeticis numberis illigati - 1638
History, Philosophy, Reference works, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Signed by author - Book

Annales ecclesiastici poeticis numberis illigati. A christo nato ad nos usque traducti. Tomus primus, in Poitiers: J. Thoreau & A. Mesnier, 1638. Quarto

First edition, complete with approval, King's Privilege, and index.

Period full leather binding, elaborately adorned with small embossings and branded with the Fremyn de Moras family coat of arms: "d'or à un chevron d'azur accompagné en, chef de deux perroquets affrontés de sinople et en pointe d'un chêne du même fruité d'or”.

Binding in good condition despite 4 small flaws and a jagged corner. See photos.
Inside in good condition despite some small spots of worm holes in the margins on the first 10 pages, also jagged. The rest is in good condition?

The first blank page is entirely covered in handwriting and is signed by the author and bears his seal, we have learned that this book was entrusted to a deserving student from the Jesuit college in Limoges thanks to the generosity of a “liberalitati d.d. Frimin” benefactor (which explains the Fremyn de Moras coat of arms).

First edition of this adaptation into Latin verse of the "Annales ecclesiastistici” by C. Baronio, a history of the first twelve centuries of the Catholic Church, published in official response to the Lutheran “Historia Ecclesiae Christi”.

Pierre Josset, ( Bordeaux 1598-Tulle166). Jesuit, missionary preacher, college teacher, author of edifying books, neo-Latin poet. A leading rhetorician, he was regent in Limoges while he was publishing this book, before his famous "Rethorice"

Very rare.

Lot details
Number of Books
History, Philosophy, Reference works, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Pierre Josset
Book Title
Annales ecclesiastici poeticis numberis illigati
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Binding/ Material
Signed by author
Number of pages
24×18 cm
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