Pierre de Marca, Archbishop of Toulouse and of Paris (1594-1662): A collection of his works, volume 1 of 3. No date, but from the hand perhaps a late seventeenth-century copy. Comprising:
370x255 mm. iii+363+ii fos (lacks fo. 1). College bookplate (1937) inside front cover, inserted July 1945 according to the Librarian's handwritten note. T.1-18 were presented to the College by William Grove, a former Fellow, in 1762.
Single secretary hand, a clean copy. Paper, slightly damaged by damp. 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 of Charles de Pradel (d. 1696) as Bishop of Montpellier. The arms are, a shield bearing a serpent: surmounted by a coronet, mitre and crozier as supporters: over all a cardinal's hat. 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. 1'.