Hommes illustres qui ont paru en France pendant ce siecle: avec leurs portraits au naturel

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Title Hommes illustres qui ont paru en France pendant ce siecle: avec leurs portraits au naturel
Subject Engraving, French; France -- Biography; France -- Biography -- Portraits
Creator Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
Description Perrault, Charles (1628-1703) À Paris, chez Antoine Dezallier, ruë Saint-Jacques, à la Couronne d'or. 1696, avec Privilège du Roy First edition Charles Perrault's two volume work contains one hundred eulogies with engraved portraits, fifty per volume, of famous men who had died during the seventeenth century. Hommes illustres is divided into five categories: churchmen, military leaders, statesmen, scholars and men of letters, and artists. The University of Utah copy is particularly rare, one of only a few copies containing portraits of Antoine Arnauld and Blaise Pascal - the portrait of Arnauld mounted at a later date. While the book was still being printed, Jesuits complained about the inclusion of Jansenists. Perrault and his editor, Dezallier, struggled to publish the complete edition of biographical portraits. Threatened to blackmail by the Jesuits and afraid of losing his royal pension, Perrault capitulated. The interference caused no small amount of scandal. Jean Racine purportedly wrote a now-lost poem about the incident.
Publisher Paris, A. Dezallier, 1696-1700
Date 1696
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original scanned with Hasselblad H2D 39 megapixel digital camera and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. JP2000 display images generated in CONTENTdm at 20:1 compression ratio.
Identifier index.cpd
Source xCT1011 P4 1696b
Language fre
Rights Management
Holding Institution Rare Books Division, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Source Physical Dimensions 28.75 x 44 cm
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Luise Poulton; Choun Votha
Call Number CT1011 .P4 1696b; Record ID 9973370102001
ARK ark:/87278/s6bg302g
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2010-01-11
Date Modified 2015-08-21
ID 78324
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