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The Portraits Of Bonaventura Vulcanius

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This chapter introduces the general characteristics of the library Vulcanius and then provides details of the French literature. The auction catalogs of private libraries provide valuable information to study the influence of French authors in the Netherlands. It touches on an important aspect of Vulcanius books and says that they are not just objects and study tools, they also represent financial capital. The bibliography at the time of Vulcanius, served as a model for those who wanted build their own library. In the 1610 catalog, there is a remarkable presence of the poetry of Du Bellay. The structures, called expired facts of Jean Molinet and anatomical crests of the female body are very rare books in the time of sale catalogs, while Bigarrures of tabourot agreements and Menippean satyr are frequent works. The original text of this chapter is in French.

Keywords: Bigarrures; French authors; Vulcanius



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