St John's College T.10 (James 478)

Pierre de Marca, Collected works. French, c. 1700


Pierre de Marca, Archbishop of Toulouse and of Paris (1594-1662): A collection of his works, volume 2 of 3. No date, but from the hand perhaps a late seventeenth-century copy. This vol. contains the author's 'Traité du pouvoir des Conciles Nationaux et Provinciaux'.

Manuscript extra information

370x255 mm. iii+331+ii fos (3 fos removed before fo. 1). College bookplate (1937) inside front cover. T.1-18 were presented to the College by William Grove, a former Fellow, in 1762.

Single secretary hand, identical to T.9. A clean copy. Paper, slightly damaged by damp, and with significant worm damage towards the end of the vol. A handsome early eighteenth-century armorial binding: leather on boards, with gold decoration and lettering: at centre on both front and rear the arms of Charles-Joachim Colbert de Croissy (1667-1738), successor to Charles de Pradel (d. 1696) as Bishop of Montpellier. See E. Olivier, G. Hermal and R. de Roton, Manuel de l'amateur de reliures armoriées Françaises (30 vols, Paris, 1924-38), plate 1300. Spine titles on black leather labels: 'Traites de Mr de Marca / Tom. 1I'.