London: Printed for Charles Brome, 1695. Leather. Leather bound. 358pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Brown leather with raised bands and blind stamped patterns on the covers. Fair. The covers and the first and last several pages at the beginning and end of the text are detached, but present. The boards are rubbed. The top edges of the spine and covers have small patches of tape residue. Previous owner's bookplate and a couple of brief contemporary notations on the front endsheet. The pages are mildly browned. Item #22548
As is. Scarce. Jean-Baptist Colbert (1619 – 1683) was the French minister of finance from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV.