Traité historique de la Chambre des Comptes de Savoye. Justifié par Titres, Statuts, Ordonnances, Edicts, & autres preuves tirées des Archives. Par François Capré, Conseiller de son Altesse royale & Maître ordinaire en ladite Chambre
Lyon, Guillaume Barbier, 1662
Five parts in one volume 4to (250 by185mm);  ff, 406 pp,  ff; half-vellum, cardboards, flat spine with title in ink.
First edition of this treatise on the customs and legislation of the duchy of Savoy, by François Capré of Megève (1620-1706), Secretary of State and ordinary master at the Chamber of Accounts of Savoy.
The work is dedicated to Christine of France, nicknamed Mrs Royale, daughter of Henri IV and Marie of Médicis, Duchess of Savoy, widow of Duke Victor-Amédée I, Princess of Piedmont...
Divided into four parts, it includes the ancient state of the chamber, its statutes and regulations (1st part), its functions, jurisdictions and prerogatives (2nd part), the officers and councillors of the said chamber (3rd part), and finally the ceremonies, honours and commissions (4th part). This is followed by a treatise on the Holy Shroud of Turin.
Large title vignette engraved in intaglio by Antoine of Pienne at the request of Guillaume Barbier, the king's master printer, representing the royal arms of the House of Savoy.
Bookplate in ink Château de Sales on the front cover.
Some stains on the boards. Paper loss in the upper margin of the title, some browned quires and scattered stains.
Brunet I, 1568