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Discours sur l'histoire universelle . depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à l'empire de Charlemagne.

BOSSUET, Jacques Bénigne

Published by de l'imprimerie des frères Mame, Paris, 1808
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6 volumes in 4, 24mo (page height 5¼"), vignette title-p.,contemporary quarter polished tan calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; very good. "This Treatise on World-History is the last noteworthy exercise in that type of universal history which, beginning with St. Augustine, interpreted the course of human history as a continuous manifestation of divine providence leading mankind towards salvation. Bossuet was the most famous court-preacher of Louis XIV. He wrote the Discours for the instruction of the Dauphin, whose tutor he was from 1670 to 1679; for history, Bossuet declared, is 'the counsellor of princes' a noble specimen of French prose." (PMM). Bookseller Inventory # 32718

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Title: Discours sur l'histoire universelle . depuis...

Publisher: de l'imprimerie des frères Mame, Paris

Publication Date: 1808

Binding: Hardcover

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