Fredericus Leonard Regis Delphini, Et Cleri Archi-typographus.

[Paris], s.n., [1690]. Three-quarter engraved portrait (471 x 347 mm.) of Frédéric Léonard by Gerard Edelinck after the painting by Hyacinthe Rigaud, four lines of text & Léonard’s arms at base (scutcheon just shaved). Imprimeur du roi (1667-96), author, bibliographer and holder of important royal and ecclesiastical printing concessions, Léonard issued hundreds of titles, including the Ad usum Delphini series. His success spurred attacks from Parisian rivals. Trimmed to the plate mark, armorial stamp on verso of the distinguished 19th century Portland (ME) print collector J.E. de Wit (Lugt 1451).BN, Inventaire du fonds français XVIIe siècle IV: 32, 119; Lepreux, Gallia typographica Série parisienne I: 318. Item #6562

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