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Tournament with running at the ring and at the head, held in Paris by Louis XIV. (Paris: 1662)
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Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662. (Paris, 1670)
  Page 001  
  Title_page Letterpress half-title.
  Page 003  
  Engraved_tp With a portrait of Louis XIV, engraved by Gilles Rousselet.
Title_page Engraved title.
  Page 005  
  Dedication To Louis, Dauphin of France.
  Page 008  
  Coat_of_Arms
  Page 009  
  Tournament The tournament invovled five teams, or "quadrilles", each representing one of the five great nations: the Romans (led by the King himself), the Persians, the Turks, the Indians and the American savages.
Running_at_the_ring
Section "Courses de testes et de bague ... ."
  Page 011  
  Arena The square in front of the Tuileries was chosen, because of its size, to be the arena for the tournament.
  Page 013  
  Procession Of the five teams, in costume, into and around the arena.
Section "Marche des cinq quadrilles et des mareschaux de camp ... ."
  Page 018  
  Seven engravings showing the order of the procession from the Palais des Tuileries into the arena, with the teams and their individual members identified in the key to each engraving.
  Page 029  
  Portrait "Le mareschal de Gramont mareschal de camp general."
Section This section is made up of engravings illustrating the members of the Roman team and letterpress explanations of their costumes.
  Page 031  
  "Timbaliers romains."
  Page 033  
  "Trompettes romains."
  Page 035  
  "Estafiers romains."
  Page 037  
  "Cheval de main et palfreniers romains."
  Page 039  
  "Pages romains."
  Page 041  
  "Aide de camp romain."
  Page 043  
  Portrait "Mareschal de camp romain."
  Page 046  
  Portrait "Le roy, empereur romain" (double-page engraving)
  Page 049  
  Emblem Devices of the Roman team.
  Page 050  
  Section "Devises des chefs et des chevaliers des quadrilles."
  Page 052  
  Emblem
  Page 054  
  "Timbalier et trompette persans."
Section This section illustrates the Persian team.
  Page 056  
  "Estafiers, cheval de main, et palfreniers persans."
  Page 058  
  "Escuyer et page persans."
  Page 060  
  "Mareschal de camp persan."
  Page 062  
  Portrait "Monsieur, roy de Perse." The Dauphin.
  Page 065  
  Emblem Devices of the Persian team.
  Page 066  
  Section "Devises de la seconde quadrille."
  Page 068  
  Emblem Devices of the Persian team.
  Page 070  
  "Timbalier et trompette turcs."
Section This section illustrates the Turkish team.
  Page 072  
  "Estafiers, cheval de main, et palfreniers turcs."
  Page 074  
  "Escuyer et page turcs."
  Page 076  
  "Mareschal de camp turc."
  Page 078  
  Portrait "Le prince de Condé , empereur des turcs."
  Page 081  
  Emblem Devices of the Turkish team.
  Page 082  
  Scene "Devises de la troisieme quadrille."
  Page 084  
  Emblem Devices of the Turkish team.
  Page 086  
  "Timbalier et trompette indiens."
Section This section illustrates the members of the Indian team.
  Page 088  
  "Estafiers, cheval de main, et palfreniers indiens."
  Page 090  
  "Escuyer et page indiens."
  Page 092  
  "Mareschal de camp indien."
  Page 094  
  Portrait "Le duc d'Anguien, roy des indes."
  Page 097  
  Emblem The devices of the Indian team.
  Page 098  
  Section "Devises de la quatrieme quadrille."
  Page 100  
  Emblem The devices of the Indian team.
  Page 102  
  "Timbalier et trompette ameriquains."
Section This section describes the members of the American team.
  Page 104  
  "Mores portans des singes, et menans des ours."
  Page 106  
  "Estafiers, cheval de main et palfreniers ameriquains."
  Page 108  
  "Escuyer et page ameriquains."
  Page 110  
  "Mareschal de camp ameriquain."
  Page 112  
  Portrait "Le duc de Guyse, roy ameriquain."
  Page 115  
  Emblem The devices of the American team.
  Page 116  
  Scene "Devises de la cinquieme quadrille."
  Page 121  
  "Comparse des cinq quadrilles dans l'amphitheatre."
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  Tournament The description of the actual tournament, with running-at-the-ring and running-at-the-head, begins here.
Section "Comparse des cinq quadrilles dans l'amphitheatre."
  Page 124  
  List "Ordre des quadrilles."
  Page 126  
  "Courses de testes."
  Page 128  
  Running_at_the_head
Section "Courses de testes."
  Page 130  
  Running_at_the_ring
Section "Courses de bague."
  Page 131  
  Imprint
  Page 132  
  Poem Section This section is made up of a long Latin poem, "Circus regius", by Esprit Fléchier.
  Page 137  
  "Course de bague."
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Festival details

Festival:
Tournament with running at the ring and at the head, held in Paris by Louis XIV.

Date:
1662

City:
Paris

Participants:
Louis XIV (1638-1715) ('le Grand'), King of France
Louis de France (1661-1711), Dauphin de Viennois

Dynasty:
Bourbon
Book details

Title:
Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662.

Alternative title:
Circius regius.

Names:
Fléchier, Esprit (Author)
Silvestre, Israel (1621-1691) (Engraver)
Perrault, Charles (1628-1703) (Author)
Chauveau, François (1613-1676) (Engraver)
Rousselet, Gilles (Engraver)
Mabre-Cramoisy, Sebastien (Printer)

Published:
Paris, 1670

Shelfmark:
562*.h.9

Format:
[8], 1-8 pp., 9-61 leaves, [3] leaves, 63-67, [1], 65-104 pp., [2] double plates (inserted between pates 64 and 65, and 68 and 69. All other engravings seem to be included in the pagination) Folio 97 engravings by Silvestre, Chauveau and Rousselet.

References:
Watanabe No. 1908

Notes:
The pagination of the book is erratic, to say the least, as the numbering switches several times between pages and leaves, many of which are in any case misnumbered.
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