First edition,
DU CERCEAU, Jean-Antoine
Histoire de la dernière révolution de Perse
The Hague, Gosse & Neaulme, 1728.
2 volumes, 12° (161 x 90 mm) CXII, 393 pp., 1 nn.l., 1 engraved folding map for volume I; 1 nn.l., 429 pp. and 1 nn.l. for volume II; contemporary French polished calf, coat of arms of Jean-Jacques de Mesmes (OHR 1328) on covers, spine gilt, compartments gilt with armorial attributes.
3 500 
Barbier, II, 696 ; Sommervogel, II, 977, n° 40.

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First edition, compiled by the Jesuit Du Cerceau (1670-1730), based on the notes of the Polish Jesuit J. Krasinski, taken during his long stay in Persia. Du Cerceau has completed the work with his own notes covering the years 1726 to 1728.

Jean-Jacques IV de Mesmes copy, with his coat of arms on all covers. The library of this well known bibliophile and member of the Order of Malta was dispersed after his death in 1741.

Fine copy, complete with the large folding map engraved by Berey fils (tear restored).