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2V Rene-Aubert Vertot HISTOIRE DES REVOLUTIONS DE SUEDE 1811 Leather Gilt Tooling Marbled Edges Complete Set Antique History Sweden Revolution Religion Government War Russia Norway Denmark Lithuania Saxony Poland

Title: Histoire des Revolutions de Suede, ou l'on Voit les Changements qui Sont Arrives dans ce Royaume au Sujet de la Religion et du Gouvernement
Author: Rene-Aubert Vertot - René-Aubert Vertot was a French clergyman and historian. He was for some time a pupil of the Jesuit Fathers seminary at Rouen, which he left at the end of two years to enter the Capuchin Order. His health was greatly impaired by his austerities there, and his family, alarmed, obtained permission for him to join the Premonstratensian Canons. Afterwards he was appointed pastor to several small parishes in Normandy. In 1690, at the suggestion of Fontenelle and the Abbé de Saint-Pierre, he wrote his Histoire de la conjuration de Portugal. The book was received with favour, and in 1695 appeared the Histoire des révolutions de Suède (History of the Swedish revolutions). In 1703 Vertot was made a member of the Académie des inscriptions. Besides contributions to the Mémoires of the Académie and other minor works, he wrote the Révolutions romains (1719) and Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem (History of the Knights Hospitallers), also known as Histoire de Malte (History of Malta). It is related, in connection with the latter, that in answer to an offer of additional data about the great siege by the Ottomans in 1565, he said, "Mon siège est fait" ("My siege is finished"), a phrase construed by some of his critics as an expression of his disregard for historical accuracy. Another interpretation of the comment is that he simply wished to get rid of an intruder who was trying to force upon him documents whose authenticity was very doubtful.
Publisher: De L'Imprimerie et de la Fonderie Stereotypes de Pierre Didot L'Aine et de Firmin Didot
City: Paris
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: This petite antique set is complete in two leatherbound volumes embellished with gilt tooling and marbled text block edges and endpapers. The French title translates as “History of the Revolutions of Sweden, Where We See the Changes That Have Arrived in this Kingdom About Religion and Governmentâ€.
Condition / Notes: These volumes display indications of age and wear, including detached boards and missing spines. Volume one is lacking the front board. The text blocks are sound. Text is clear and legible through mild age toning/foxing. Writing by previous owners appears on the title pages.

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Estimate $70 - $200Mar 31, 2019