Annales ecclesiastici poeticis numberis illigati. A christo nato ad nos usque traducti. Tomus primus.
Poitiers: J. Thoreau & A. Mesnier, 1638. 4to. [xviii], 624, . FIRST EDITION. Complete with approbation, Privilege du Roi, and index with errata on verso. Title printed in red and black. Contemporary original binding of richly gilt morocco, rebacked with the original spine laid down, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands. Presumably decorated with the arms of the family of the Des Cervon, Baron des Arsis, mentioned in the contemporary handwritten inscription in the first blank leaf that reveals that the book was given as an award to a worthy student of the Jesuit boarding school at La Fleche, thanks to the generosity of the Baron. Contemporary ownership notation on title from the novitiate in Paris (Domus Probationis Parisiensis). Despite some dampstaining and browning, an excellent copy from the library of Holland House with their armorial bookplate on the front paste down. Item #15684