Vera et simplex narratio colloquii inter viros delegatos habiti; tum, qui Ducis Meduani, Status ac Coronae Galliarum Locum-tenentis generalis, Principum etiam, Praelatorum, ac publicorum, quae Parisijs habita sunt, Regni Comitiorum: tum qui Principum, Praelatorum, Nobilium, caeterorumque Catholicorum, qui regi Navarrae adhaerent, nomine convenerunt.

Autore: DU LAURENS, Honoré (1554-1612)

Tipografo: Fédéric Morel

Dati tipografici: Paris, 1593

Formato: in ottavo

8vo; nice contemporary vellum, panel with gilt centerpiece of foliage within gilt fillet, gilt spine with manuscript title, gilt edges; 272 pp. Printer's device on the title-page (Renouard, 807). Small wormhole on the lower margin at the beginning of the volume, another wormhole on the upper margin for almost all the volume (never affecting the text), otherwise a nice copy.
FIRST LATIN EDITION, in the translation by Étienne Durand or Étienne Bernard, of the Discours et rapport véritable de la conférence de Surenne..., generally attributed to Honoré Du Laurens.
The work is a first-hand account of the Conference of Suresnes held in 1593 between Catholics and Protestants, which led to the adoption of Catholicism by Henry IV. Although a catholic, Du Laurens was a royalist.
Honoré du Laurens was born in Arles of a notable local family. His father was a prominent physician who enjoyed the favour of King Henri IV. Member of the Ligue, he was elected avocat général at the Parliament of Provence. Having remained a widower in 1600, he took the ecclesiastical order. Shortly after Henri IV appointed him archbishop of Embrun, a post that Du Laurens initially refused escaping to Rome. It was the Pope who eventually forced him to accept the bishopric. He died in Paris in 1612.
H. Hauser, Les sources de l'histoire de France au XVIe siècle, Paris, 1915, IV, no. 3051; D. Pallier, Recherches sur l'imprimerie à  Paris pendant la Ligue, Genève, 1975, no. 843; Barbier, I, col. 1016 and IV, col. 1400.

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