Paris: Chez Mme Lamy. 1802. Later printing. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over red card boards, gilt rules and titles on spine. 524 pp, engraved frontispiece portrait, title page vignette, vignette engraving on p. 5. Some browning to the text, old ink name, covers a bit rubbed and worn; a very good, sound copy. Item #308635
¶ Bossuet's Treatise on World-History, written for the Dauphin by the most famous court-preacher of Louis XIV; Bossuet interpreted the course of human history as a continuous manifestation of divine providence leading mankind towards salvation.