CASTELNAU. Mémoires. 1731. 3 vol. in-folio.

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CASTELNAU. Mémoires. 1731. 3 vol. in-folio.
CASTELNAU (Michel de).

The Memoirs of Sir Michel de Castelnau, lord of Mauvissière, illustrated and increased by several comments and manuscripts... used to give the truth of the history of the reigns of François II, Charles IX and Henri III, and the regency... of Catherine de Médicis, with the genealogical history of the house of Castelnau, by J. Le Laboureur... New edition... In Brussels, at Jean Leonard, 1731.

3 volumes in-folio, contemporary marbled fawn basane, spines decorated, title and appendices, red edges (small defects of use and cover lac. at the foot of t.2; slight browning and russeting). Third edition, the most complete, illustrated with two portraits, nearly 400 blazons engraved on copper in the text.

Provenance: Gilberte de La Queuille, Countess of Langeac, who died in 1766 in Villeneuve-en-Beaujolais (engraved armorial bookplate dated 1754); Philibert and Jules-Germain Cholet (Beaujolais), and Léon Picard (Allier), 19th c., collective bookplate.
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