Curious prospectus reporting the project of publication of the author's research on the ancient and modern history of Languedoc.
Anne de Rulman (1582-1632), antiquary and magistrate from Nîmes, wrote many memoirs on the history of Languedoc, in particular on his native town. He planned to publish his complete works in ten volumes, but this colossal project, as this prospectus suggests, did not come to fruition.
Among the memoirs that were to appear in these ten volumes were: a compendium of the most notable events that have occurred in France, principally in Languedoc, from 1562 to 1629; a description of medals mostly discovered in the ditches of the bastions of Nîmes; letters written on the subject of the King's triumphant arrival in Languedoc; the revolutions of Languedoc; a particular inventory of the epitaphs, inscriptions and coins which have been discovered in the hovels of ancient Nîmes; an inventory of the marvellous revolutions which have taken place in the state of Nîmes over the last eleven hundred years; a research and alphabetical arrangement of 4000 names, verbs of the vulgar language of the country, etc.
Most of this author's writings have remained unpublished, but some, such as the inventory of epitaphs, have been published.
The copy preserved in the library of Nîmes is incomplete with two introductory leaves.