1624. Extremely scarce publication of early 17th-century French baroque literature. In later leather, gilt spine with title vignette, imitating contemporary binding. 23  p. Front panel rubbed. Old shelfmarks on title page in ink. Few light stains throughout. Some pages untrimmed. Overall in very good condition.
Curious and scarce French baroque publication in the genre of Menippean satire. (Coronel, 2002) An allegorical interpretation of French events by the satirical description of the images of twelve royal tapestries representing the social and political orders: ruler, clergy, aristocrat, Third Estate, Pope, struggle between manorial lord and peasants, etc. (Rostenberg, 1964) Exceedingly rare, ABPC/RBH lists no copies, WorldCat locates three copies worldwide (BnF, Newberry Library - Chicago, IL, University of Wisconsin -Madison, WI). Literature: Coronel, R. M. A. (2002). La sátira latina. Madrid: Síntesis.; Leona Rostenberg (1964). One hundred years of France, 1547–1652: A documentary history. New York: The firm.