Title: L'Histoire des Benefices, 18th Century
Condition: Very Good
An anonymous 18th century manuscript, aptly entitled a History of Profits, namely focused on European history, beginning from the early years of Christianity, and ending in the 16th century.
This manuscript bears the ex-libris bookplate of Count Georges de Soultrait, with the icon of a lion bearing a key, and the Latin motto Semper Virenscent, or Always Virescent.
A French writer and historian, de Soultrait was first attached to the Ministry of Finance, later becoming a collector in Lyon, as well as occupying the functions of President of the Savings Bank, administrator of the general dispensary, Member of the Board of Directors of the Hospices Civils, and even treasurer-general of Haute-Marne and Doubs. He was also one of the founders of the Nivernese Society of Arts, Sciences and Arts. Given the financial nature of this manuscript, it makes sense as to why he would wish to have it in his personal library.
One manuscript in octavo, 376 pages
On note of condition, this manuscript is in very good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding. There is minor foxing throughout, and infrequent toning to pages.