HISTOIRE et divers. XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles

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HISTOIRE et divers. XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles
Set of 11 volumes in-8 and in-12, ALL RELATED IN MAROQUIN.
[BAILLET (Adrien)]. Children who became famous through their studies or their writings. Historical treatise. In Paris, at
Antoine Dezallier, 1688. In-12, large-margined copy, decorated spine, jaspered edges, some marginal verse works (binding of the period). Original edition. - BOSSUET (Jacques-Bénigne). Speech on universal history. In Paris, from the printing house of Didot the Elder, 1786. 2 volumes in-8, dark green morocco, smooth decorated spine, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Printed on large paper (strong vellum). Provenance : Pierre bookshop
Berès (ex-libris vignette). - ERASME. Codicille d'or, or Petit recueil tiré de l'Institution du prince chrestien.
[Amsterdam, Daniel Elzevier], 1665. Small in-12, long-grained black morocco, decorated with gold and cold gold motifs on the smooth spine and the plates, gold edges (Hering). First edition of the French translation by Claude Joly (Willems, no. 1355). Provenance: Anselm Vanden Bogaerde (ex-libris vignette). - ÉRASME.
In praise of madness. In Basle, at J. J. Thurneysen the Younger, 1780. In-8, red morocco, smooth back decorated with gold motifs and mosaics, plates decorated with gold motifs, gold edges. Original edition of the translation by
Jean-Charles Laveaux. Printed on large paper (strong laid). Portrait-frontispiece engraved on copper, woodcut vignettes in the text after Hans Holbein. Provenance: Mrs Byrne, from Cabinteely in Ireland (ex-libris vignette on the first contreplat, an embossed ex-libris, handwritten ex-libris on the back of the first guard and on the title) then president of Viefville (ex-libris vignette on the front of the first guard). -
REPUBLIQUE DES HÉBREUX (LA). Composite copy bringing together volumes from two different editions: in Amsterdam, by Pierre Mortier, 1705 (vol. I-III) then in Amsterdam by the Chastelain brothers, 1713 (vol.
IV-V). That is to say 5 volumes in-8 in a uniform gar
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