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ELOGES DES PERSONNES ILLUSTRES DE L'ANCIEN TESTAMENT
Doujat, Jean.

ELOGES DES PERSONNES ILLUSTRES DE L'ANCIEN TESTAMENT

pour donner quelque teinture de l'histoire sacrée à l'usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne. A Paris De l’Imprimerie de Gabriel Martin 1688.
1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. xiv + [ii] + 99pp. 50 textual engravings. Some browning, hinges taped, contemporary mottled calf boards, some loss to edges, sympathetically rebacked in calf with gilt lettered title label to spine. Jean Doujat (1609-1688) lawyer, Professor of Canon Law at the Royal College, Doctor-regent at the Faculty of Law of Paris and French historian, who was the historiographer of Louis XIV. He also tutored the children of Louis XIV in history and mythology, writing the above book for them. In it he describes fifty biblical characters in the form of a small poem each illustrated with a portrait beneath a simple representative illustration.
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