Annales Politiques de Feu Monsieur Charles Irenee Castel, Abbe de St. Pierre
CASTEL, Charles Irenee
The author was a renowned economist and academic. This work was published posthumously by his family because of the vehement criticisms of Louis XIV. It is a contemporary history of the period 1658-1739 that covers the customes, rules, laws and habits of the period. Grimm considered this history as more thorough and reliable than Voltaire's 'Siecle de Louis XIV'. French text.
Date Published: 1757
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: 338; 339-678 p. 20.5 cm. Full leather with red text block edges. Gilt trim on spines with red and black spine labels. Corners bumped. Vol. I has stains to boards and dampstains throughout, causing pages to wrinkle. Vol. II has a very slight dampstain only on front endpapers and is otherwise clean.