Superb first edition of 1644 -
This book describes in three parts how empires and cities fell because of wars or disasters (with separate chapters on earthquakes, floods, fires, among others).
- The second part describes the great military defeats.
- The third part describes all the forms of misfortune and its victims: princes, blessed ones (!), curious and rare ways of dying, duellists, scientists and ladies of the court.
Yet the author, Urban Chevreau was a happy man. He was successful, rich, educated, and benefited from all the privileges of the 17th century.
Owner of one of the most beautiful libraries of his time. "He was more learned than the scholars of his time, who were so learned; he was more literate than the literate; he made verses that were worth the best verses, and a prose so complete, so abundant and so effortless, that one can actually hear his voice while reading ». (Ch. Nodier).
Urbain Chevreau - Le Tableau de La Fortune - 1644
Binding in good condition, beautiful binding with coat of arms, contemporary full binding in brown leather, restored joints, light rubbing from use, dented corners, red edges, adorned ribbed spine, gilded titling -
Inside in good condition, scattered soiling, lovely head-pieces, beautiful initial letters, superb engraving in the half title page -
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- Number of Books
- History, Literature, Reference works
- Author/ Illustrator
- Urbain Chevreau
- Book Title
- Le Tableau de La Fortune
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Gvillavme Loyson, Nicolas De Sercy
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 23×18 cm