Histoire de la ligue faite à Cambray entre Jules II Pape, Maximilien I Empereur, Louis XII Roi de France, Ferdinand V Roi d'Arragon, & tous les princes d'Italie. Contre la République de Venise. 2 vols.

Paris, Florentin Delaulne, 1709.

8vo. Bound in one contemporary full calf binding with four raised bands and richly gilt spine. Small paper-label pasted on to top of spine. Previous owner's name to front free end-paper in contemporary hand. Light wear to extremities, but overall a nice and clean copy. XXI, (3), 454, (2), 563 pp. 

Rare first edition of Dubos’ history on The War of the League of Cambrai also known as the War of the Holy League, fought from February 1508 to December 1516 as part of the Italian Wars of 1494–1559. The main participants of the war were France, the Papal States, and the Republic of Venice, they were joined at various times by nearly every significant power in Western Europe.

“(The present work) was a clear and engaging history of the alliance, including France, assembled by Pope Julius II to wage war against the Venetian Republic between 1508 and 1516. The book was praised by, among others, Voltaire.” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

Jean-Baptiste Du Bos (b. 1670, d. 1742) was a French antiquarian, historian, diplomat, polymath, and aesthetician. He participated in the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns, wrote on numismatics, delved into a variety of historical questions, and had an enduring love of the fine arts.

Barbier II, 700.

Order-nr.: 61039

DKK 8.000,00