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Les amours de Henri IV. Roy de France avec ses lettres galantes & les réponses de ses maítresses.
A Cologne chez *****, 1695.
359, [1] p., engr. frontis. ; 15.3 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. A romanticized account of the loves of Henry IV, traditionally attributed to Louise Marie de Lorraine, Princesse de Conti; also attributed to Roger de Saint-Lary, Duc de Bellegarde. The actual place of publication was probably Amsterdam. Includes 12 letters to the Duchess de Beaufort, 31 letters to the Marquise de Verneuil. See L. Janmart de Brouillant, La liberté de la presse in France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Histoire de Pierre du Marteau, imprimeur è Cologne (Paris 1888; reprinted Geneva: Slatkine, 1971), pp. 177--188 where the present edition is listed as no. XIX in the bibliography of twenty-seven editions of the Histoire du grand Alcandre appearing between 1651 and 1786.

Copy Notes Early inscription in ink (library shelfmark?) on front free-endpaper B3-21.

Binding Early C18th(?) sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments with centre lozenge and corner triangles, gilt-lettered spine-title.

Reference Number 967


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