MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER ABOUT LOGIC, HANDWRITTEN BY THE PROFESSOR DESVIGNES OF THE COLLEGE OF ST. VEDAST IN 1701, RICHLY ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS
Hac logica dicta est a R.D. Domino Arcadro Desvignes professore primario collegii Santi Vedasti anno millesimo septingentesimo primo [N.p., 1701]
A manuscript on paper, 4to (204x160 mm), contemporary full leather binding, five raised bands at spine, title and decorations at spine;  leaves,  plates (including t.-p.). Many pages left blank in the volume.
Engraved title-page with title handwritten in an oval surrounded by an allegorical frame, with the bust of Plato at bottom and of Aristotle at top.
Thirteen plates out of text, with the portraits of great philosophers (engraved by Henri Bonnart [chez H. Bonnart au Coq]), except for the first (which is an illustrative chart) and the last (which is the portrait of Robert Vinot, engraved by Balthasar Moncornet [B. Moncornet excudit - 1650]).
This is the list of the plates:
a plate with portraits of great philosopher (Epicurus, Pytagoras, plato, Thomas, Aristoteles, Seneca, Socrates, Erasme, Porphyrius, Diogenes) with handwritten: except D. Thoma cruciantur ubi sunt, laudantur ubi non sunt …;
Zenon excellent philosophe et inventeur de la logique …;
Scot Anglois de nation sadonna des jeunesse a la secte des Peripateticiens …;
Saint Thomas …;
S.te Catherine …;
Robert Vinot, composeur de sauces ...
The Author of this manuscript should be a certain Arcadro [?] Desvignes, primary teacher of Logic at the College dedicated to Saint Vedast or Vedastus, also known as Saint Vaast (in Flemish) and Saint Gaston in French,
Henri Bonnart (1642-1711), a French painter and engraver.
Balthasar Moncornet (1598-1668), tapissier, engraver and print publisher.
Robert Vinot, according to the legend on a print which bears his portrait [the one in our book!], was a celebrated sauce maker [composeur de sauces] at the beginning of the seventeenth century, who invented the famous “sauce Robert” [Larousse Gastronomique].