Paris: Didot, 1784.
One of 200 copies on papier vélin. [iv], 629,  pp. 4to. Contemporary red morocco, covers with ruled in gilt with triple fillet border, spine with 5 raised bands, titled in gilt in one, the rest gilt all over with a repeating lightning bolt or staircase pattern, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, by Derôme the younger (with his ticket to first blank). Wear to head of spine, some sporadic spotting to text Cf. PMM 157 (for original edition). Item #264556
One in a series of works of French and Latin literature printed by Didot and originally published in 1681 by the order of Louis XIV for the education of the Dauphin. Boussuet’s history was the last in a long line of universal histories, from St. Augustine onwards, that interpreted history as the continuing manifestation of divine providence. This copy finely bound by Derome the younger, with his ticket, and tooled on the spine with a distinctive staircase or lightning bolt tool.
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