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    Four Sixteenth Century Histories
    Bound in One Volume

    Carolus Sigonis. Historiarum De Occidentali Imperio Libri XX...Pertexitur autem in illis historia ab anno recuperata Salutis CCLXXXIIII, usq, ad annum DLXV... Frankfurt am Main: Andreas Wechel, 1593. [bound with:] Jean Du Tillet and Vincent La Loupe. Ioan. Tilii Actuarii In Suprema Curia Parisiensi celeberrimi Commentariorum & disquistionum de rebus Gallicis libri duo, nunc primum Latinè rediti. Quibus accesserunt Vicentii Lupani De Magistratibus Et Præfecuris Francorum Libr. III. Frankfurt: Andreas Wechel, 1579. [bound with:] Pontius Heuter. Rerum Burgundicarum Libri Sex, In quibus describuntur res gestae Regum, Ducum, Comitum´que utriusque Burgundiæ; ac in primus Philippi Audacis, Ioannis Intrepidi, Philippi Boni, Imperii Belgici conditoris, Carolis Pugnacis; qui è Valesia Francorum Regum familia apud Burgundos imperarunt...Antwerp: Christopher Plantin,1584. [isssued with:] Pontius Heuter. Geneaologiae Præcipuarum Aliquot E Gallia Francia, Ac Belgica Familiarum, De Quibus In Præcedenti Historia Maxime Agitur, ac ad eius intelligentiam plurimùm conducentes. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1583. Heuter, first edition. Four works in one volume. Folio. A-2G6, 2H-2I4. ˆ6, A-S6, T4, V6. [*]2,A-T6: 6,B2,C4,D6,E2,F4,G-H2,I4,K-M2,N4,O6,P2,Q4. 358, [18]; [12], 225, [13]; [8], 192, [11]; [10], 99 pages. Wechel: four printer's devices, Plantin: two printer's devices, decorated initials. Bound in a bifolium from a mediaeval manuscript, title in manuscript in nineteenth century hand, piece torn off at top of spine with some loss, small split in vellum spine toward the bottom, minor marginal wormholes, inner margins strengthened in last gatherings of the final work. Previous owner's name and date "1820" neatly written on title pages of Historiarum De Occidentali Imperio... and Rerum Burgundicarum... . Otherwise in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Sigonis (1520-1585), professor of Greek at Modena and of humanities at Padua. He was a prolific author. "He was unquestionably one of the first classical antiquaries of his time, and a man of great judgement as well as learning, very correct and deep in his researches, and of most unwearied diligence." -Chalmers

    Du Tillet (died 1570) bother of the Bishop and historian of the same name, was "greffier du Parlement de Paris" and wrote several works on the history and laws of France, as well as a work on the Albigensians.

    La Loupe (flourished 1553) was a historian and magistrate who wrote histories of the kings of France, the Popes, and legal histories.

    Heuter (also known as De Huyter, Heuiter) was born in Delft in 1535 and died in 1602. He was a priest, humanist, and historiographer. This work is a history of the Burgundian Netherlands from Philip the Bold to Charles the Bold. The Sixth book (with the separate title) is a geneaology of a number of important Western-European families related to the Netherlands, mediaeval rulers of the Netherlands, prominent Dutch families and indigenous rulers. See Voet for a history of this book.   

    Adams S1119; D1206; H525. Sigonis: VD 16 S6438. Graesse VI, 1;403. Tillet: VD 16 D3066. Heuter: Voet 1325 &1326. Rulens De Backer 258:22, 270:34.


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