de Thou's History 1585-1594

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Lot 244: Author: Thou, Jacques Auguste de. Title: Historiarum Sui Temporis Continuatio sive pars quarta: ab A.C.N. MDLXXXV usque ad annum MDXCIV. Place Published: Frankfurt. Publisher: Egenolphi Emmelii. Date Published: 1621. Description: 1419, (89) pp. (Thick 8vo) 18.5x11.5 cm (7 1/4x41/2") period vellum, spine lettered in an early hand. The fifth part of de Thou's history, covering the final decades of the 16th century. Jacques Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) was a French historian, bibliophile and president of the Parlement de Paris. The first volume of his history, embracing the period from 1545-1560, appeared in 1604. Condition: Binding soiled, light wear; paper browned; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $1000-$1500
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