8vo., contemporary half red leather binding with gilt to spine, gilt top edge, pp. xxvii, 518, . Ex library (National Gallery, London) with stamps to preliminaries only; binding a little bumped; otherwise a bright copy in very good condition. A rare book. Odet de Selve (c. 1504-1563) was a French diplomat who traveled to England, Venice and Rome. This volume covers his correspondence whilst he was the French ambassador in England. Text in French.
DE SELVE, Odet; LEFEVRE-PONTALIS, Germain (ed.)., Correspondance politique de Odet de Selve, Ambassadeur de France en Angleterre (1546-1549). Publiee sous les auspices de la commission des archives diplomatiques par Germain Lefevre-Pontalis., Ancienne Librairie Germer Bailliere et Cie.: Felix Alcan, 1888
Biographies & Letters
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