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[Danès, Pierre]. Apologia cuiusdam regiae famae stvdiosi: qua caesariani regem Christianiss. arma & auxilia Turcica euocasse vociferates, impuri me[n]dacii & flagitiosae manifestè arguuntur. Lvtetiae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1551. 4to (22 cm; 9"). [22 (last blank] ff. $975.00
Schreiber summarizes this work nicely: "A defense of . . . Henri II of France, on whom publicists writing for the Emperor of Germany had cast the blame of having betrayed Christian Europe by soliciting the help of the Turkish sultan against Charles V." Danès (1497–1577) was Regius Professor of Greek and the French ambassador to the Council of Trent; one of his students of Greek was Henri Estienne.
The work also appeared in 1551 in French from the same press.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate fewer than ten North American libraries reporting ownership.
Renouard, Estienne, 102, no.5; Goellner, II, 904; Schreiber, Estiennes. 128; Cioranesco 7375. Bound in modern boards, paper of spine chipping off; old paper shelf label inside front cover and multiple "generations" of bibliographical pencilling to front endpapers. Once upon a time bound in a sammelband as evidenced by the 17th-century manuscript folio numbers (29–49, 30 repeated); some lacing to paper due to iron gall ink. Some browning/foxing of the paper; still, paper and sewing strong. A good copy. (37770) Please RESHELVE This.
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