Auction 77 ONLINE AUCTION: PRINTED BOOKS, HOLY LAND MAPS, POSTERS, & JEWISH GRAPHIC ART

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LOT 24:

DE COMINES, PHILIPPE.

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Les Memoires. Edited by Denys Godefroy.
Family-tree at end. A wide-margined copy.
Lightly foxed. Contemporary calf gilt, rubbed, spine worn. Folio.
Paris: Imprimerie Royale 1649
Philippe de Commines (or de Commynes, or Philippe de Comines; Latin: Philippus Cominaeus; 1447 -1511) was a writer and diplomat in the courts of Burgundy and France. He has been called "the first truly modern writer" (Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve) and "the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Neither a chronicler nor a historian in the usual sense of the word, his analyses of the contemporary political scene are what made him virtually unique in his own time.