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A headpiece, with at centre a seated cupid holding a crown aloft, around him more cupids playing with the other elements from the coat of arms of Henri II d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville (fleur-de-lis, label, baston couped, collar of the Order of the Saint-Esprit); headpiece to the 'livre troisième' in Jean Chapelain's 'La Pucelle ou la France délivrée' (Paris: Augustin Courbé, 1656), page 89. 1656
Etching and engraving, with letterpress on verso
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Height: 281 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres
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- This is from the edition illustrated by Abraham Bosse; the engraver of the headpieces is not named.
This headpiece was used several times in the book, notably on the foreword, but the text on verso ('Dunois luy vient alors, d'une ardeur enflammée...') identifies it as the one preceding the 'Livre Troisième'.
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Associated Title: La Pucelle ou la France délivrée
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