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Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné

L'Histoire universelle du Sieur d'Aubigné. Tome troisième ... [1571-1585] 1620

31.1 x 20.9 x 4.0 cm (book measurement (conservation)) | RCIN 1081263

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Books from the Old Royal Library were given to the British Museum in 1757 and 1823. Those books which were duplicates within the British Museum’s collection were then sold, so the Royal Library was able to reacquire some of them, including this book. Contemporary bindings of red goatskin with triple-fillet border to central panel, with cipher of Charles II (a crowned pair of addorsed Cs between pair of palm fronds) to each corner, spines in seven compartments with I.M (for John Morris) at the base of each spine, lettered in the second with the rest with the crowned cipher of Charles II, all edges gilt.
  • Creator(s)

    Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné (author)

    Maille : Jean Moussat (publisher)

  • 31.1 x 20.9 x 4.0 cm (book measurement (conservation))

    31.5 x 4.0 cm (book measurement (inventory))

  • Purchased by Charles II as part of the library of John Morris (d. 1658), the first major acquisition to the Old Royal Library at St James's Palace following the Restoration in 1660. Presented to the nation by George II, sold as a duplicate by the British Museum in 1818 (Lot no. 266), where it was purchased by Sir Richard Jackson for 19s. Later acquired by the Royal Library before 1860.

    • History
      • History of Europe
        • General medieval and modern history (European history)
        • History of France
          • France-History (Capetians and House of Valois 987-1589)
          • France-History (House of Bourbon 1589-1789)