Amsterdam: Joannis Blaeu, 1654.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #046147
Early mottled calf, three volumes in one, the last printed 1652. Modest wear and some surface marks and scars to calf, very neatly rebacked some time ago, a very attractive binding overall. Scattered mostly minor foxing, mild age toning, small dampstain in the gutter of title and first few pages, generally quite clean internally with numerous genealogical tables, many folding, and two folding maps. [i-lxxxi], [13, Index], [2, errata, corrigenda], [i]; [x], [2, errata], 439, 450 (i.e. 440), cxxx, [6, Index]; [viii], 109, [ii]
Relentlessly unsentimental about mythology and illegitimate historical material, Blondel is most famous for discrediting the Sibylline Oracles, the Pope Joan story and the origins of the fleurs de lis. This work meticulously refutes Jean-Jacques Chifflet's claims as to the supremacy of the genealogy of the Spanish kings over the French. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 046147.