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Histoire des inaugurations.... Ch.-J. Bevy - 1776

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Empereurs, et autres souverains de l'univers, depuis leur origine jusqu'à présent. Suivie d'un précis de l'état des arts & des sciences sous chaque règne : des principaux faits, mœurs, coutumes & usages les plus remarquables des François, depuis Pépin jusqu'à Louis XVI. 

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Paris, Moutard, 1776. Ch-Jos. BEVY

1 volume in-8, XVI-559- [5] pp., Vintage binding in full calf, back with cloisonne and ornate nerves, title piece. A bit split in tail, lower cap absent, upper cap with lack of leather. Scattered freckles. Worn corners. Copy which remains very suitable despite the reported defects.

First edition, published on the occasion of the coronation ceremonies of Louis XVI; the plates represent about 80 costumes from ancient France (from the 13th to the 18th century), with no particular connection to the material of the book. The work was noticed and earned the Benedictine dom Bévy (1738-1830), the charge of historiographer of France for Flanders and Hainaut. Saffroy I, 15227. Colas I, 320.