Le Veritable Art Du Blason, et L'Origine Des Armoiries (with) Les Recherches Du Blason Seconde Partie De L'Usage Des Armoiries.
Menestrier, Claude-Francois

A Paris: Chez Estienne Michallet, 1673. F (14) + 342 + (16) + (16) + 332 + (12) pages; illustrated dedicatory plate frontis; other illustrations within the text, of coats of arms, shields, blazonry; describing the origins and practice, the art and symbolism of arms & heraldry by Claude-Francois Menestrier (1631 - 1705) Jesuit teacher & preacher from Lyon, writer on many subjects including strong opinions on French heraldry and works on the proper laying-out, choreography and settings for pageants, fetes and royal events; French text; a made-up set, in two dissimilar bindings, one in vellum, the other in full leather; approx. 3 1/2" x 6" size; second volume with the circular armorial bookplate on front endpaper and the verso of the title page with the red oval die-cut booksellers' ticket of Cervantes, Barcelona; edge, tips wear to the bindings, esp. Vol. I; the first volume title page with excised wedge at right margin, removing a previous owner name; generally text leaves of both volumes fresh and clean; good condition. Good (Item ID: 24101)

$500.00

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