Lilium Francicum, veritate historica, botanica, et heraldica illustratum.
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Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1658. Folio (310 x 210mm). pp. (iv), 143, (3), with 16 engravings in the text. Contemporary calf, with gilt coat of arms of Louis-Henri de Loménie, Comte de Brienne on frontcover, some minor repairs.
rare work on all aspects of the lily
An attractively illustrated and rare work on all aspects of the lily. "First edition of a curious work with well-engraved plates" (Hunt 277). In this heraldic, emblematic, and general iconographical and historical study of the lily, Chifflet challenges, in the course of a general examination of its symbolic manifestations, the antiquity of the lily as the French regal device.
Three other small works by the same author are included.