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La Doctrine Des Moeurs [ Emblem Book 103 Engravings] 1646

By: Marin Le Roy De Gomberville (1600-1674)

Price: $836.60

Publisher: Paris, Louys Sevestre & Pierre Daret,: 1646

Seller ID: 38000

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


b/w; . ..Tiree de la Philosophie Des Stoiques: Representee en Cent Tableaux Et Expliquee en Cent Discours pur linstruction de le ieunesse. Full calf, raised bands, marbled endpapers. A French poet and novelist. This book was written with the young Louis XIV in mind and dedicated to his mother, then Queen, and to Cardinal Mazarin. Pierre Daret engraved the handsome title-page vignettes, frontispieces and end vignettes, as well as one hundred and three emblems with poems and explanations. The emblems and "discourses" are based on Stoic proverbs emphasizing calm in misfortune, love of vir... View more info