Lot n° 145
250 - 300
MASSILLON Jean-Baptiste (1663-1742) prédicateur, évêque de Clermont [AF 1718, 4e f].
L.A.S. "J. B. Eveq. de Clermont", to a Reverend Father; 2 pages in-4 (portrait enclosed).
He is delighted that his long and arduous labors have left him the strength and courage to give again works so useful for the Republic of Letters. "The project that you have done me the honor of addressing to me must be of public taste. It is a work that we lack, and that I consider necessary for the understanding of our history.  It is quite right that after having made us aware of the customs of the Greeks and Romans, we should also know how our fathers lived.
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