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Lettres sur l'histoire de France


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Copies of 'Lettres sur l'histoire de France par le comte Charles [for Henri] de Boullainvilliers', i.e. the fourteen letters 'sur les parlements ou états généraux' to A.D. 1467, printed at Amsterdam in 1727 and at London in 1728.

The third volume is in a different hand and entitled 'Suite des Reflexions ... de M. de Boulainviller.'


  • Creation: c.1720-1730


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • French
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 61, fols. 1-2]

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MSS. Add. C. 61-63

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18668


Copies of 'Lettres sur l'histoire de France par le comte Charles [for Henri] de Boullainvilliers', written in about A.D. 1720-1730.

Biographical / Historical

Henri de Boulainvilliers, comte de Boulainvilliers, comte de Saint-Saire, (1658-1722) was a historian and astrologer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 28845-28847.

Custodial History

The first two volumes have 'Des Bournais' stamped in gold letters on one side, and 'A. Pleney' impressed on the inside cover (both 18th century); the third bears on each panel of the back arms (two lions passant gardant crowned) and the words 'Lud. Mag. Inst. 1695.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Mr. Edw. Peacock on March 14, 1863, for £1 10s.

Lettres sur l'histoire de France
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom