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André Thevet

(Angoulême, 1502 - Paris, 1590)
Binding in morocco olive Various sizes 38 x 25 x 4 cm (15 x 10 x 2 in.) - 38 x 25 x 8 cm (15 x 10 x 3 in.) Paris - 1584

First edition of this work illustrated with 222 portraits of the most prominent figures in history. The dedication copy preserved in its olive morocco binding with the arms of King Henri III.

This work comes from Henri III’s library (arms and crowned monogram) and Hans Fürstenberg


Librairie Amélie Sourget

"Books, Maps and Manuscripts"

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