Florus Francicus, sive rerum a Francis bello gestarum epitome, in IV libellos distincta ... Adiecta sunt in hac editione breues sententiae e Graeca et Latina penu. Quarta editio.

Paris, Jean Libert, 1644.

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Idem. Florus Gallicus, sive rerum a veteribus Gallis bello gestarum epitome, in IV libellos distincta ... Adiectae sunt in hac editione breues sententiae e Graeca et Latina penu. Quarta editio. Paris, Jean Libert, 1644.

2 works in 1 vol., 12mo, pp. [24], 336, 48, [36]; [24], 196, 59, [33]; quire R of first work misbound in second work, quire ē of second work misbound before index; woodcut initials and head-pieces; slight paper flaw to outer margins of K9-10 of first work, a very few spots; very good in contemporary stiff vellum, covers ruled in blind to panel design, title inked to spine, yapp edges, manuscript waste visible under front pastedown; slightly marked; armorial bookplate of Antonius Biderman to blank verso of first title.

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Fourth edition of these popular abridged histories of France for students by the historian Pierre Berthault (c. 1600-1681), a member of the Congregation of the Oratory of Jesus and Mary Immaculate who taught at Marseille and served as Canon of Chartres. The Florus Francicus was long considered one of the best abridged histories of France, covering the period 420 to 1630 and ending with a chronological table of the kings of France and lists of its archbishops and bishops. The Florus Gallicus covers the wars and expeditions of the Gauls from Samothes to the time of the emperors Honorius and Arcadius.

This copy bears the bookplate of Antonius Biderman (d. 1679), a governor in the service of the Fürstenberg family.

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