Item #CNJL2454 The Institutions of France under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789; Volume I, Society and the State [with] Volume II, The Organs of State and Society. Roland E. Mousnier, Brian : Goldhammer Pearce, Arthur, Vol. I., Vol. II.
The Institutions of France under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789; Volume I, Society and the State [with] Volume II, The Organs of State and Society

The Institutions of France under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789; Volume I, Society and the State [with] Volume II, The Organs of State and Society

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1979, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete), both volumes first printings, large octavo size, approx. 1470 total pp. Fine / very good. Item #CNJL2454

A study of those behind the political structure of the French Monarchy, how it grew and changed, and its relation to the French people. The work has been deemed "a magisterial work, the expression of a lifetime's research....It is the handbook from which the next generation of scholars will begin" (n.b., from dust jacket flap, Vol. II).

___DESCRIPTION: Both volumes bound in full cloth over boards (Vol. I in orange and Vol. II in blue), silver lettering stamped onto both spines; largo octavo size (9 1/4" by 6 1/4"), Vol. I approx. 783 pp. and Vol. II approx. 695 pp. Both dust jackets in shades of blue and orange with stylized crown on the front, summary of book on both front flaps, both flaps unclipped and unpriced.

___CONDITION: Volumes fine overall, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors clean and bright; the sole prior owner markings we see some inked notations on the verso of the rear free endpaper, else fine. Both dust jackets very good to very good plus, clean, both with overall light wear; the jacket for Vol. I with a short closed tear at the head of the spine (which a prior owner closed with cello tape), Vol. II with marked sunning to the spine.

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Price: $100.00