JOSSET (Pierre)

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JOSSET (Pierre)
Annales ecclesiastici poeticis numeris illigati. Tomus primum. Poitiers, J. Thoreau and A. Mesnier, 1638. In-4, marbled calf, rich decoration with small gilt irons covering the boards, in the centre an oval medallion containing a coat of arms, traces of ties, smooth spine decorated, gilt edges (Binding of the period).
La Bouralière, p. 23.
Translation in Latin verse of the beginning of these monumental Annales Ecclesiastiques (12 volumes in-folio), the main work of Cesare Baronius (1538-1607), renowned historian, Vatican librarian and cardinal. Only the first volume was published.
Born in Bordeaux, Pierre Josset (1589-1663) entered the Society of Jesus in 1608 and taught rhetoric for many years and devoted himself to missions on land and sea (Sommervogel-De Backer).
A prize copy in a rich binding with the arms of the Fremyn de Moras family.
The ex-praemio, dated 1640 and rewarding a pupil of the Jesuit College of Limoges, is bound at the head of the volume (scratched red wax seal).
Small traces of worms on the first cover. Restorations to the binding (headpieces, corners and hinges), lining and endpapers renewed.
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