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DESPORTES (Philippe). Les CL Pseaumes de David...

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[DESPORTES (Philippe)]. Les CL Pseaumes de David mis en vers François par Philippes Des-Portes Abbé de Thiron. Paris, Abel Langelier, 1603. In-8 of [3] ff. (including engraved title), 210-[6] ff. Bound following the same: Prieres et méditations chrestiennes [-Poésies chrestiennes]. Paris, Abel l'Angelier, 1603. 47-[1] ff. Brown calf, smooth spine decorated with a gilt fillet border, double gilt fillet border framing the boards with gilt flowers in the spandrels and large Passion iron in the center (period binding). Restorations. Small angular loss to one leaf. Nicknamed "the French Tibulle", Philippe Desportes (1546-1606), abbé de Thiron, lecteur de la chambre du Roi and conseiller d'État, was Henry III's poet laureate. Bookplate of Charles Cousin (with the epitaph of Jean de La Fontaine with his monogram and the motto "C'est ma toquade"). Bookplate J.M.