Item #11321 Rervm In Gallia Ob Religionem Gestarvm, Libri Tres. Jean de Serres.
Rervm In Gallia Ob Religionem Gestarvm, Libri Tres.
Rervm In Gallia Ob Religionem Gestarvm, Libri Tres.
Rervm In Gallia Ob Religionem Gestarvm, Libri Tres.
“OF REMARKABLE HISTORICAL VALUE” — HAUSER

Rervm In Gallia Ob Religionem Gestarvm, Libri Tres.

[Geneva, J. Crespin] 1570.

8vo (175 x 104 mm.). [xii], 117 [r. 177], [7] leaves.

Contemporary vellum, overlapping edges, manuscript spine title, remnants of four leather ties, blue edges.

With: Serres, Jean de.
            Supplicatio Carolo IX Gal. Regi.  [Geneva, J. Crespin] 1570. 8vo. 24p.

Ad I-II: First Editions, the first draft of what became a hugely influential five-volume Protestant history based on documentary evidence and eyewitness accounts. These two works cover the French Wars of Religion from 1557 to 1562, indict the Catholic persecution of Huguenots and exonerate the latter from accusations of sedition.
            In 1583, Ludwig Rudt (Heß) presented this volume (eight-line inscription) to Heidelberg Imperial official and royal tutor Marquard von Hodenberg (1563-1629), who signed the title in 1588 and noted doctrinal differences and civil unrest in the margins, e.g., the 1561 Paris riot of St. Médard. In excellent condition.
¶Hauser, Les Sources de l’histoire de France: XVIe siècle 1263 & 1476; Vermaseren, “La Première édition des Commentaires de Jean de Serres” in Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 23 (1961) 117-20; Gilmont, Bibliographie des éditions de Jean Crespin 70/11-12 & illus.

Item #11321

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