Lot 285 of 438:
Life of John Baptist Colbert, French Minister of Finances  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
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Title:
The Life of the Famous John Baptist Colbert, Late Minister and Secretary of State to Lewis XIV, The Present French King
Author:
Colbert, John Baptist
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for R. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, et al.
Date:
1695
Description:

12 + 2 pp. ads, 246, [8] pp. Frontispiece. (8vo), 18x11.4 cm (7x4½"), modern full red morocco by Stocker & Gilbert, gilt rules and lettering., a.e.g. First Edition in English.

A translation of Garien Courtilz de Sandras' La Vie de Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), a biography of the famous French Minister of Finances who brought great innovation and reforms to the French economy. Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) was himself a prolific and interesting French journalist and writer. ESTC R8430.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Edges slightly rubbed; near fine.
 
Item number:
291717
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