The "Commentaires de Messire Blaise de Montluc" are the memoirs of Blaise de Lasseran de Massencome, lord of Monluc said Blaise de Monluc (1500/1502 - 1577). He was marshal of France and served five kings of France (Francis I, Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III). This book deals with his career as chief of the Catholic armies for southwestern France, from the beginning of his military career in the Italian countryside to the Wars of Religion. These memoirs thus cover a vast period, from the year 1521 until 1576.
BOSSUET, Jacques Benigne. Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle à Monseigneur le Dauphin : pour expliquer la suite de la Religion & les changemens des Empires. Première Partie. Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'à l'empire de Charlemagne.
Dutch copy of the first edition.
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, more commonly known as Bossuet (1627-1704) was a man of the Church, Bishop of Meaux, French preacher and writer.
He is also known and acknowledged to have been the tutor of the Dauphin Louis of France (between 1670 and 1680), the son of King Louis XIV and Marie-Thérèse, for whom this book was intended.
In 1681, he wrote his "Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle" in which, after having exposed his vision of the history of the world (from the Creation to the triumph of the Catholic Church through the fall of the ancient empires), he seek the reason in God's plans for his Church. He mixes Providence and references to sources (both the Bible and the doctors of the Church and the Greco-Latin authors, like Herodotus).
[COURTILZ DE SANDRAS, Gatien de]. Testament Politique de Messire Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Ministre et Secrétaire d'Etat. Ou l'on voit tout ce qui s'est passé sous le Règne de Louis le Grand, jusqu'en l'année 1684. Avec des Remarques sur le Gouvernement du Royaume.
New Edition. (First edition published in 1693)
A pamphleteer book that criticizes the policy of Louis XIV, written by Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) who after joining the company of Musketeers, became a writer. Very often imprudent and incisive with his words, he was embastished twice (1693 and 1699).
Rare copy of thi book by Eugène Daumas (1803 - 1871), who was General of division and director of affairs of Algeria at the French Ministry of War in 1851. He wrote a sociological study of the Arab Woman, according to his own observations.
HENNEQUIN, René. Avant les photographies - Les portraits au physionotrace gravés de 1788 à 1830 - Catalogue nominatif, biographique et critique illustré des deux premières séries de ces portraits comprenant les 1800 estampes cotées de "1" à " R 27".
A physiognotrace or physionotrace is an instrument designed to trace a person's physiognomy, most specifically the profile in the form of a silhouette: it originated in France where it is known as the physionotrace. It was invented by Gilles-Louis Chrétien in 1785.
This book consists in two series, which are : "1ère série - La société parisienne à la veille de la Révolution : portraits dessinés par Quenedey et gravés par Chrétien (1788-1789)" and "2ème série - Au temps de la Révolution. Citadins de Paris et parisiens par occasions : portraits dessinés et gravés par Quenedey (1789-1796).".
Rare copy of this book on the History of the projection of images at the beginning of the 20th century, from the magic lantern to the invention of the cinematogragh, from the projection of still images to animated ones.
Its content is both historical and very technical.
Historical and technical book about the stereoscope.
The stereoscope is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images, depicting left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image.
This handbook deals with chronophotography, which refers to a photographic technique that consists in taking a succession of photographs, allowing the chronological decomposition of the phases of a movement (human or animal) or a physical phenomenon, too brief to be observed. suitably with the naked eye.