Testament Politique du Marquis De Louvois, Premier Ministre D'Etat, Sous le Regne de Louis XIV. Roi de France. Ou l'on voit ce qui s'est passe de plus remarquable en France jusqu'a sa mort (Two volumes in one)
Place Published: A Cologne
Publisher: Chez Le Politique
Date Published: 1716
Edition: Early printing
Book Id: 46043
196; 196 pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Original brown leather, with raised bands, a gilt tooled spine and a red leather spine label. Text block edges stained red. Marbled endpapers. The title pages are printed in red and black. Wear and rubbing to the surfaces and extremities. Corners exposed. With a small loss to the head of the spine and a couple of small gashes in the leather on the rear board. Internally very clean with only a few minor spots of foxing.
Gatien Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) was a writer of political works, biographies and often spurious memoirs. He is most famous for his partially fictitious account of Le Memoires de Monsieur D'Artagnan (ca. 1700-1701), which was the basis for Alexander Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers (1844). Testament Politique du Marquis De Louvois…, relates events in the life of Marquis Francois-Michel le Tellier de Louvois (1641-1691). The ambitious and aggressive Marquis de Louvois was appointed war minister under Louis XIV in 1666. In addition to furthering the military exploits of King Louis XIV, De Louvois was mainly responsible for reforming the French military and supported the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.