De la Science du Monde,

Callieres (François de)

De la Science du Monde,

et des connoissances utiles à la conduite de la vie.

Description: FIRST EDITION, a little browned in places, and some spotting, pp. [xx], 311, [5], 12mo, good contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red lettering piece (small fragment missing, with loss of S), very slight wear to extremities, contemporary ownership inscription on title of one Chambaud

Publication Details: Paris: Etienne Ganeau, 1717

Notes: A decidedly pleasant copy of a very rare book: the only copy we have been able to locate is in the BnF. There was a Brussels edition in the same year, not quite so rare. The companion volume to the classic of diplomacy De la manière de négocier avec les souverains, 1716, but far less well-known. Callieres died on 5th March 1717, so this may be posthumous. In two parts, with appended eulogies of poets and 'sept Dames Illustres Françoises.' The first part is chiefly concerned with the art of elegant (and useful) conversation. The second part deals with international affairs, and has chapters ...more

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Subject: History

Published Date: 1717

Stock Number: 64473

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