The Political Last Testament of Monsieur John Baptist Colbert. Late Minister and Secretary of State to Lewis XIV. Wherein Is an Account of All that hath passed under the Reign of That King, unto the Year 1684. With Remarks upon the Government of the Kingdom of France. Translated out of the French, And Premised with The Life of Mr. Colbert. And A Chronological Table of the Dates, which are Chiefly Wanting

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.

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