LORD MINTO'S COPY
Lettres De Messieurs d'avaux et servien, ambassadeurs Pour le Roy de France en Allemagne, concernantes leurs differens & leurs responses de part & d'autre en l'Annee 1644.
[s.i.]. [s.n., s.d.], 1650.
16mo in 8s. 211, , 62pp, with blank leaf O4. Finely bound in eighteenth-century polished calf, spine lettered in gilt and decorated with blind-stamping. A trifle rubbed to extremities, joints creased, else a crisp copy. From Lord Minto's library, with his armorial case/shelf book label (with the motto "credunt quod vident") above the modern bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst) to FEP.
A handsome copy of the correspondence of two French diplomats, Claude de Mesmes, comte d'Avaux (1595–1650) and Abel Servien, marquis de Sablé et de Boisdauphin (1593-1659), involved in negotiations at Munster which eventually led to the Peace of Westphalia, ending the Thirty Years' War, from the library of Scottish philosopher, politician and poet Sir Gilbert Elliot, 3rd baronet and Lord Minto (1722-1777).£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19673