Paris. 1717. 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Minor foxing; lightly tanned at edge. Contemporary inscription. Near fine. Item #WRCAM40656
From the library of Cardinal Etienne Charles de Lomenie de Brienne (1727-94), Minister of Louis XVI, Archibishop of Toulouse and of Sens. A friend of Voltaire and a member of the Académie Française, Brienne wielded significant power as as head of the Finance Ministry, which earned him many enemies. He died in prison during the French Revolution, despite having renounced Catholicism in 1793 (presumably as an attempt to save his life). A French royal decree authorizing the appointment of Urbain de la Barre as cashier of the Compagnie d'Occident. Wroth records only two copies; no copies in OCLC. Rare. WROTH, ACTS OF FRENCH ROYAL ADMINISTRATION 614. MAGGS, FRENCH COLONISATION OF AMERICA 102 (this copy).