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(History, Medieval France & England): Froissarts cronycles, translated out of the French by Sir John Bourchier, lord Berners

by Froissart, Jean; Berners, John Bourchier

Condition: Very Good

Oxford: Stratford-upon-Avon, Printed at the Shakesperare head press & pub. for the Press by B. Blackwell, Oxford, 1927. Eight quarto vols, 9.75 inches, original linen-backed boards, handmade paper with deckle edges, paper spine labels, and two single sheets ads included (in vol. 1 of part 1 and vol. 1 of part 2). Minimal scuffing to boards. "Three hundred and fifty copies of this edition have been printed ... of which three hundred and twenty are for sale. Seven more copies have been printed on vellum. This copy is numbered 184." First edition thus. Hundreds of hand-colored coats-of-arms of English, Scottish, and Irish princes and knights, drawn by Paul Woodroffe. Six maps with outline color. From WorldCat entry: v. 1. Part 1. Chapters I-CLIII. AD. 1326 to 1352. v. 1, part 2. Chapters CLIV-CCLXI. A.D. 1352-1369. v. 1, part. 3. Chapters CCLXII-CCCLXVII. A.D. 1369-1380. v. 1, part 4. Chapters CCCLXVIII-CCCCLI. A.D. 1380-1385. v. 2, part 1. Chapters I-LI. A.D. 1385-1386. v. 2, part 2. Chapters LIII-CXLIX. A.D. 1386-1388. v. 2, part 3. Chapters CL-CXCIX. A.D. 1388-1394. v. 2, part 4. Chapters CC-CCXLIX. A.D. 1359-1400. This work appeared over two years: 1927 and 1928, after A. H. Bullen had died in 1927 and the Shakespeare Head Press had been acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller (from University of Glasgow Special Collections website). Overall very good, and the interior has seen little use. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedowns.. Limited/Numbered. Very Good.
  • Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3576
  • Title: (History, Medieval France & England): Froissarts cronycles, translated out of the French by Sir John Bourchier, lord Berners
  • Author: Froissart, Jean; Berners, John Bourchier
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: Limited/Numbered
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Stratford-upon-Avon, Printed at the Shakesperare head press & pub. for the Press by B. Blackwell, Oxford
  • Place: Oxford
  • Date published: 1927
  • Keywords: Medieval History, France, England, Chivalry, Heraldry
  • Bookseller catalogs: K. Reference Books;


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