Apr 23, 2007 - Sale 2111

Sale 2111 - Lot 68

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BOAISTUAU, PIERRE. Le Theatre du Monde, ou il est faict un ample discours des miseres humaines. [14], 110 leaves * Bref Discours de l'Excellence et Dignite de l'Homme. 30, [2] leaves. Together, 2 volumes in one. 8vo, contemporary limp vellum with gilt fleuron in center of covers, lacks ties, covers warped; mounted bookseller's catalogue cutting tipped to front free endpaper. Munich Capuchin ownership inscription on title; old stamp of the Bavarian State Library on verso. Bookplate of Pierre Lambert. Paris: Jean Longis & Robert le Mangnyer, 1559

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In the first work, an anthology of human misfortune, leaves I5v-6r contain a description of the 1546 outbreak of plague in Aix plagiarized from the account in Nostradamus's book on cosmetics and preserves (see lot 4, pages 50-54). OCLC and RLIN locate only the University of Chicago copy.