Robert the Devil le Diable 1836 rare book 14th century manuscript miracles DukeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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An early 18th century reprint of a 14th century manuscript held in the King's Library. Published for members of the Normandy Antiquarian Society, this volume relates the medieval tale of Robert the Devil, a legendary Norman figure who was purportedly the son of the Devil, but was ultimately redeemed through the Virgin Mary.
Period half-leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettering, marbled end papers. A medieval style frontispiece depicts a page from the original manuscript.
[Robert le Diable- The Devil, Christianity & Religious miracles, son of Duke of Normandy].
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Published from a 14th century manuscript, 1836, Paris.
160 pages. Limited edition, one of 303 examples total, but actually one of only 125 in octavo ordinaire format.
With a bibliography of early printings of the work.
Book remains sound, joints scuffed, small chip at spine base, boards rubbed. Still attractive as a book, light foxing throughout.
Book measures: 8 7/8" H X 5 5/8" W.