1776 1ed History of Royal Inaugurations Kings Illustrated Costumes France
Charles-Joseph de Bevy was an 18th-century Benedictine monk and French historian for King Louis XV. His list of works is quite small, however, he is remembered for an important and impressive work - “History of Inaugurations of Kings.” Originally published in 1776, this work features 14 full-page engravings depicting over 80 different costumes and items of clothing worn by royalty, kings, and emperors in France from the 13th- through the 18th-century. Illustrations also include views of French military soldiers and gunsmiths, and many more.
Item number: #2376
BEVY, Charles Joseph de
Histoire des inaugurations des rois, empereurs, et autres souverains de l'univers, depuis leur origine jusqu'a présent. : Suivie d'un précis de l'état des arts & des sciences sous chaque regne: des principaux faits, mæurs, coutumes & usages les plus remarquables des françois, depuis Pepin jusqu'à Louis XVI.
A Paris, chez Moutard, libraire de la reine, rue du Hurepoix. M. DCC. LXXVI., 1776. First edition.
•Collation complete with all pages: [i-xvj], 559, 
oIllustrated with 14 full-page engraved plates
•Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Aubry Vitet
oEugène Aubry-Vitet (1845-1930) was a historian and French politician.
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
•Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)
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