802. [France]

COSTE, Pierre

Histoire de Louis de Bourbon, second du nom, prince de Condé, et premier prince de sang. Contenant ce qui s'est passé en Europe depuis 1640, jusques en 1686. inclusivement [...]. Troisième édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée par l'auteur.

The Hague, J. Neaulme, 1748

2 parts in 1 vol., 4to: portrait-[10]-1/192, portrait-[2]-193/394-[17] pp.; 1 pl. (occ. foxing, sl. marg. damp stain in 2nd part).

Contemp. marbled sheep, gilt orn. spine with raised bands, red edges. Good copy.

Third corrected and enlarged edition (1st: Cologne, 1693, 12mo) of the biography of Louis de Bourbon, the "Grand Condé". By the French theologian and writer Coste (1668-1747), born in Uzès from Protestants parents, translator of Locke's "Essay concerning human understanding" and editor i.a. of the "Essais" of Montaigne. Coste moved to England, Switzerland and Holland after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Illustrated with 3 portraits: 2 identical of Louis de Bourbon, and one of the author.
Ref. STCN.
Prov. Unidentified armorial bookpl.


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