De Pace, Nuptiis Regiis, Delphino, Aliisque temporum nostrorum rebus clarissimis, Poëmata. Leonard. S J FRIZON.
De Pace, Nuptiis Regiis, Delphino, Aliisque temporum nostrorum rebus clarissimis, Poëmata.
A JESUIT MISSIONARY’S COPY?

De Pace, Nuptiis Regiis, Delphino, Aliisque temporum nostrorum rebus clarissimis, Poëmata.

Poitiers, J. Fleuriau 1661.

12mo. 24, 94, [4]p.

Contemporary vellum over flexible paper boards, contemporary marbled paper pastedowns.

A fugitive collection of Neo-latin occasional verse, some pieces gathered by the printer from earlier ephemera and others published here for the first time, including one on the birth of the Dauphin. Two poems praise Christian missionary work in the East and a third the recent Venetian victory over the Turks at sea. Most address the king and his principal advisor, Mazarin. I've found one copy in the U.S. In good condition (slightly browned), contemporary signatures of Louis Barnabé, ?the Jesuit missionary to Armenia, China and Russia (1649-87), later inscription of the Bordeaux Jesuits.
¶Sommervogel-deBacker, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus III: 1008,10; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle V: 866 = 877.

Item #10941

Price: $1,250.00