Sur la Copie a Paris: Chez Frederic Leonard, 1677.
Second French edition. Engraved title, two parts continuous pagination. , 550,  pp. 1 vols. Sm. 12mo. Vellum. Title in pen on spine, upper joint torn, some soiling of binding, light browning of text, mostly marginal, else a very good copy Item #36147
Amelot de la Houssaye was secretary to the French embassy at Venice and his account of the Republic for the first time revealed the policy of the Venetian governement. When the book appeared the Venetian state complained to the French court, and Amelot was sent to the Bastille for six weeks.
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