Item #11510 [Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa. Pierre-Bertrand Mérigon.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.
THREE BY BOB & THREE BY TONY

[Greek title] Lvdovici Ivsti Regis Panegyricvs. De eius in Deum & Matrem Augustissimam pietate. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.

Paris, Robert III Estienne for Jean Libert 1625.

8vo (156 x 99 mm.). [iv], 20p. Greek type (scattered italic), shoulder notes in roman, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, a woodcut Estienne title device (Schreiber 27).

Contemporary vellum (soiled).

With: Mérigon, Pierre-Bertrand.
            [Greek title] De Lvdovici Ivsti Regis In Galliam Pietate Panegyrica oratio prima. Cum Amplissima analysi eiusdem orationis Latinè expressa.  Paris, Robert III Estienne for Jean Libert 1625. 8vo. [iv], 16p. Type, design and title device as above (I).


With: Mérigon, Pierre-Bertrand.
            [Greek title] De Lvdovici Ivsti Regis In Galliam Pietate Panegyrica oratio secunda. Cui successere pauca de Reginæ Matris Gaudio.  Paris, Robert III Estienne for Laurent Saulnier 1625. 8vo. [iix], 28p. Type, design and title device as above (I-II).


With: Passerat, Jean.
            De Literarvm Inter Se Cognatione Ac Permvtatione Liber.  Paris, David Douceur 1606. 8vo. [xvi], 195 [r. 189], [3 blank]p. Roman, italic and Greek type, partly double-column, woodcut initials and headpieces, a woodcut Douceur title device.


With: Valens, Pierre.
            Telemachvs Sive De Profectv In Virtvte Et Sapientia.  Paris, Jean Libert 1609. 8vo. 10, [2 blank], 57, [1], [2 blank]p. Roman, Greek and italic type, shoulder notes, woodcut initials and headpieces, typographic title ornament.


With: Valens, Pierre.
            De laudibus Homeri Oratio. Habita in Regio Cameracensi Auditorio.  Paris, Antoine Estienne 1621. 8vo. 52p. Roman, Greek and italic type, shoulder notes, woodcut initials and headpieces, a woodcut Estienne title device (Schreiber 35).


With: Valens, Pierre.
            Oratio Solennis, Habita In Collegio Regio Cameracensi: quo die pedem in Regiæ Cathedræ Græcæ possessionem posuit.  Paris, Antoine Estienne 1622. 8vo 37, [3 blank]p. Type, design and title device as above (VI).


With: Valens, Pierre.
            Lacrymarvm Heracliti, Et Risvs Democriti, Scena.  Paris, Antoine Estienne 1623. 8vo. [iix], 21, [3 blank]p. Type, design and title device as above (VI-VII).

            Ad I-IIX: Seven of the eight works in this collected volume illuminate the ephemeral intellectual expression of Parisian humanists in the first third of the 17th century as they sought financial support and career advancement.
            The first three pamphlets (I-III) are ENCOMIA ADDRESSED TO LOUIS XIII IN GREEK by the Professor of Greek and Hebrew at the Collège de Boncourt (est. 1353).
           Posthumously published, the fourth work (IV) is by the poet, political polemist and Professor of Latin Eloquence, Jean Passerat. A handbook for classical scholars and philologists on the transformation and corruption of Latin spellings, it lists categories of morphological and graphic variants in alphabetical order, with citations to classical texts. It is the only edition.
            The final four booklets (V-IIX) are by the Professor of Greek at the prestigious Collège de France. They are his first university lecture (VI), his inaugural oration on assuming the Chair of Greek vacated by Nicolas Bourbon (VII), his advice to the Chancellor of France on equanimity (IIX), and a suite of fourteen brief moral sketches (V) — each addressed to a different patron — on Telemachus, son of Ulysses.
           The three Greek orations (I-III) appear to confirm Renouard’s observation that Robert III Estienne did not actually print books, but rather leased his shop, presses and typographic materials to colleagues, his name and title device lending prestige to their publications.
            The tiny stab holes in the blank inner gutters show the eight books were gathered together in the mid- to late 1620s and placed in a temporary binding before they gained the present more permanent protection. They are all trimmed close at top and bottom, shaving some headlines, pagination and quire signings (one or two nearly trimmed off, scattered foxing, wax spots); early signature Joha[n]ne Barclayo above a quote from Virgil’s Georgics on the title verso of Valens’ oration on Homer (VI); more charming is the early note on the rear flyleaf soue my goun and first the lace.
¶Ad I-III: Renouard, Annales de l’imprimerie des Estienne 206,3 (I-III); Renouard, Répertoire des imprimeurs parisiens148; Arbour, L’Ère baroque en France 11927 (I) & 11926 (II-III); Goldsmith, Short-Title Catalogue of French Books M 951 (I) & M 953 (II) & M 954 (III); Cioranescu 47183 (II-III).
¶Ad IV: Cioranescu 17265; Goldsmith P 627; Pökel, Philologisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon 201.
¶Ad V-IIX: Renouard 214,3 (VI), 214,6 (VII) & 214-5,2 (IIX); Arbour 5578 (V), 10368 (VI), 10828 (VII) & 11230 (IIX); Goldsmith V39 (V) & V37 (IIX).

Item #11510

Price: $2,500.00

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