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BRANTÔME, Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de (c. 1540--1614)
[Mémoires. Volume 2. 1693]
Memoires de Messire Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantome, contenant les vies des dames galantes de son temps. Tome I.
A Leyde chez Jean Sambix, le jeune, à la Sphère [i.e. Elzevier?], 1693.
1 vol. [ex 2] ; 13.2 cm. (12º)
I: [8], 387, [1] p.
II:

Tome I only of two, first published in 1666. The pseudonym 'Jean Sambix' was used by the Elzeviers. Armillary sphere printer's device on title-page. The second volume of Brantôme's Memoirs, the first edition of which appeared posthumously in 8 volumes, 1665--6. The complete Memoirs consist of four parts: Les vies des dames illustres de France de son temps (1 vol.); Les vies des dames galantes de son temps (2 vols); Les vies des hommes illustres & grand capitaines françois de son temps (4 vols); Les vies des hommes illustres & grand capitaines estrangers de son temps (1 or 2 vols).

Binding Late C17th or early C18th mottled calf, rebacked in recent textured sheep(?), original red leather spine-label.

Reference Number 971


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