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A series of "Historiettes", miniature portraits or memoirs of famous people, by Gedeon Tallemant, Sieur des Reaux (1619-1692). Translated from French by Hamish Miles. Includes miniature biographies of such persons as Henry IV, Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, Blaise Pascal, and La Fontaine. Contents page at front; endnotes at rear. Red cloth boards faded and discoloured, worn at edges and corners, with gilt lettering on spine. Pages tanned and foxed; page edges uncut. Binding tight. A fascinating volume of seventeenth-century biographical vignettes.
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