Précis historique de la vie et du pontificat de Pie VI.

Blanchard (Pierre Louis)

Précis historique de la vie et du pontificat de Pie VI.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with an unrecorded Avertissement (verso of the first leaf, which is conjugate with the title-leaf), occasional foxing and browning, title cut fairly close at fore margin (no loss), the whole volume put into a slightly awkward shape by the binder's odd sense of proportion, pp. [ii], 218, 8vo, contemporary half calf, spine tooled in blind (or if in gilt, the gilt has gone), later ink lettering, with VIE and PIE in large capitals, ownership inscription to fly-leaf 'Ce livre est du 1er Monast. de la Visitat. Ste. Marie D'Acton'

Publication Details: Londres [London]: Ph. Le Boussonnier & Co. ... 1800

Notes: A hostile reaction to Jean-François de Bourgoing's Mémoires historiques et philosophiques sur Pie VI, just published in Paris. A scarce book in ESTC, with an interesting distribution: copies in Aberdeen (2), BL, 2 copies on the Continent, 1 in Canada, 4 in the US, 3 of them Harvard, the other Stanford. The unrecorded Avertissement is an appeal for subscribers to the author's work in progress, La Perpétuité du Siège Apostolique, which however does not seem to have been published. The binding is a little naif, and though the marbled paper on the boards is probably English, the whole feel of...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T114894)

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Price: £675

Subject: History

Published Date: 1800

Stock Number: 64789

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