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  • THIERS, (Jean-Baptiste, 1636-1703).
    Histoire des perruques, où l'on fait voir leur origine, leur usage, leur forme, l'abus et l'irrégularité de celles des ecclésiastiques.

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: aux dépens de l'auteur, 1690. Édition originale. 12mo. [24], 544 pp + Privilege leaf; three small woodcuts on p. 133. Bound in old calf, spine with raised bands and gilt-decorated compartments, sprinkled page edges. Shallow chips to spine tips; front joint cracked but cover still firmly attached; fingernail-size skinned spot to upper outer corner of front cover; fingernail-size damp spot to top margin of page 529 to end; in all a VG tight copy, text quite clean and unworn, no owner names. Thiers was a respected theologian and writer. This work, which opposes the wearing of wigs by the clergy, has been said to be the first comprehensive book on wigs.

    Book ID: 22054
    View cart More details Price: USD $495.00 USD $445.50