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Mœurs, Usages et Costumes au Moyen Age et à L’Epoque de la Renaissance

Mœurs, Usages et Costumes au Moyen Age et à L’Epoque de la Renaissance

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Mœurs, Usages et Costumes au Moyen Age et à L’Epoque de la Renaissance

by Paul Lacroix

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Some rubbing of cover, paper of front hinge cracked. 599 pages.
This famous book depicts all aspects of ordinary and extraordinary life in the Renaissance, from the historical context to feudal and communal rights and privileges, the private lives of nobles, townsfolk and peasants, food, cooking, mining and the hunt. In 440 engravings and 15 beautifully colored lithographs by the German lithographer Franz Kellerhoven (1814-1872) Lacroix shows everything from dancing and commerce to professions and finances, knights in armor, jesters, ethnic groups, dress and court proceedings, bizarre happenings, executions, torture, etc. An exhaustive and fascinating work, particularly for its extraordinary assemblage of prints and illustrations.

Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), author and journalist, was a prolific writer on a great variety of subjects, including history, particularly that of the Renaissance and its manners, customs and dress, and everything from culture to prostitution and libraries and books.

This book belonged to Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland (Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, [1819-1901]), and bears her 1901 bookplate, as well as her signature. She was the mother of Queen Victoria's Prime Minister Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, a maid of honor at Victoria's coronation and a bridesmaid at her wedding to Prince Albert. She was also known for her genealogical work on The Battle Abbey Roll of William the Conqueror.

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Some rubbing of cover, paper of front hinge cracked. 599 pages. This famous book depicts all aspects of ordinary and extraordinary life in the Renaissance, from the historical context to feudal and communal rights and privileges, the private lives of nobles, townsfolk and peasants, food, cooking, mining and the hunt. In 440 engravings and 15 beautifully colored lithographs by the German lithographer Franz Kellerhoven (1814-1872) Lacroix shows everything from dancing and commerce to professions and finances, knights in armor, jesters, ethnic groups, dress and court proceedings, bizarre happenings, executions, torture, etc. An exhaustive and fascinating work, particularly for its extraordinary assemblage of prints and illustrations. Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), author and journalist, was a prolific writer on a great variety of subjects, including history, particularly that of the Renaissance and its manners, customs and dress, and everything from culture to prostitution and libraries and books. This book belonged to Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland (Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, [1819-1901]), and bears her 1901 bookplate, as well as her signature. She was the mother of Queen Victoria's Prime Minister Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, a maid of honor at Victoria's coronation and a bridesmaid at her wedding to Prince Albert. She was also known for her genealogical work on The Battle Abbey Roll of William the Conqueror.

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Bookseller
Setton Book Collection US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
112
Title
Mœurs, Usages et Costumes au Moyen Age et à L’Epoque de la Renaissance
Author
Paul Lacroix
Format/Binding
Beautifully bound full leather. Elegant gold tooling and stamping. Firm and tight binding, all pages bright and intact.
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Librairie de Firman Didot Frères, Fils et Compagnie
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
1871
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian Raties; Italian Renaissance; Medieval History;
Size
29cm x 21.5cm x 6cm

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European history, with a loose focus on the late medieval/early Renaissance period, including the Crusades; some first or contemporary editions from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; some scholarly works in English, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Catalan, Russian.Some works from the libraries of Reeve Shley at Ripplebrook; John L. La Monte; Kenneth M. Setton; Howard Ellison Whitney; Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland; Washington Shirley, 9th Earl Ferrers, Joseph Harrison Brazier; Duke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.Also some exotic Americana and other eclectic gems that have serendipitously popped up over the years."I just wanted to say that the service and quality of the book received from 'Setton Book Collection' was exceptional. I am very pleased with the book: A Narrative of the Conversion and Death of Count Struensee. 5 star service all the way.Best Regards,Pete,London, England13 October 2020

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