[Fouquet, Nicolas]. Histoire d’Espagne with Histoire de France et premierem[en]t des gaulloys. 1650. Manuscript.

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[Fouquet, Nicolas]. Histoire d’Espagne with Histoire de France et premierem[en]t des gaulloys. [No location: no publisher, ca. 1650.] A manuscript history of Spain (44pp.) to 1580, and history of France (264pp.) to 1610. Written in a lovely legible XVIIc cursive, generally within a double sanguine border (single at the bottom). Bound in contemporary russet crushed morocco. Nicolas Fouquet (1615–1680), Viscount of Melun and Vaux, Marquis of Belle-Isle, and superintendent of Finance under Louis XI V, was one of the richest and most powerful men in France. His wealth, dubious financial transactions, and the splendour of his entertainments in his Château de Vaux sealed his fate: Louis XIV had him sentenced to life imprisonment in 1665 at Pignerol, where he eventually died.
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