Memoires de Michel de Marolles, Abbe de Villeloin
Memoires de Michel de Marolles, Abbe de Villeloin


Memoires de Michel de Marolles, Abbe de Villeloin

MAROLLES, Michel de

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Michel de Marolles (1600-1681) was a French clergyman and translator known for his collection of 123,000 engravings. Colbert bought the collection from him in 1667 to give to Louis XIV. This acquisition is considered the foundation of the collection of engravings in the French royal library. Marolles translated many famous Latin authors, including Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Juvenal, etc. These Memoires have critical notes added by Abbe Gouget. Table of Contents at rear of volume III.

Publication Info

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  • Date Published: 1755
  • Place Published: Amsterdam
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  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    3 vols.: xii, 396; 416; 392 p. 17 cm. Black and red title pages. Full leather with gilt trim on spines, burgundy spine labels, raised bands. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Only slight wear to exteriors except for small tear in spine head vol. II. Bookplates on front endpapers. Vol. I bookplate has library ink stamp but no other library markings. Occasional foxing.

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