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Life of John Baptist Colbert, French Minister of Finances  

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The Life of the Famous John Baptist Colbert, Late Minister and Secretary of State to Lewis XIV, The Present French King

Colbert, John Baptist


Printed for R. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, et al.



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.

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