Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius. Louis Charles de la Tour d'Auvergne.
Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius
Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius
Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius
Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius
Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius
Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius
A Scarce, Sumptuously Illustrated, Entirely Engraved, Baroque Booklet

Ludovico Magno theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Arverniæ princeps Turennius

[Paris]: Propugnabit in avla Colleg. Claromontani Societ. Jesu. [Collegium Claromontani], Die augusti anno MDCLXXIX [1679]. First edition. Engraved throughout. In later grey hard paper, with calligraphic title on the front cover. Large folio; 15 engraved plates on 8 leaves. Old notes in pencil on front panel and pastedown. Title page and one other leaf (De natura et obiecto logicae) trimmed within margins and plate mark. Two leaves (De quantitate corportis…; De anima) with a tiny loss at the upper corner, affecting only the margin frame. One leaf (De natura et fine ethicae) trimmed slightly within the margin, with very minor effect to the engraved space. Overall in very good condition.

Scarce, splendidly illustrated, entirely engraved baroque booklet, a collection of philosophical maxims, dedicated to the Sun King, and printed for private circulation in a limited number of copies.

Ludovico Magno, this extremely scarce, entirely engraved baroque booklet, an exercise in rhetoric, is Prince Louis Charles de la Tour d’Auvergne's (1665–1692) thesis in philosophy, which he defended at the Jesuit College of Clermont-Ferrand in August 1679. The work is dedicated to Louis XIV and it was published for the Prince's close entourage and the King.

The elaborate emblematic and historiated borders, engraved by Louis Cossin after Pierre Paul Sevin, are celebrating Louis XIV’s triumphs. The calligraphic texts were engraved by René Michault. The title page adorned with the coat of arms’ of France and Navarre at the top, Tour d'Auvergne and Bouillon at the bottom. The second leaf is decorated with a portrait of Louis XIV in a medallion held by allegorical figures and putti. Each page is dedicated to a triumph of the Sun King, and the philosophical texts in the middle are surrounded by a magnificent frame of allegorical figures and emblems (many of them are attributed to Claude-François Menestrier).

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Price: €5,000.00