Chronicles of Froissart Medieval illustrated book 1881 decorative leather color illus.Brian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
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Les Chroniques de J. Froissart, Edition Abregee. par Mme de Witt, nee Guizot.
1881, Paris, Libraire Hachette et Cie. pp. 840. Profusely illustrated, including 11 chromolithographed plates, 2 color maps, 33 full page b&w plates and 252 smaller illustrations.
One of the classic long sagas of the middle ages and a key foundation work for the Chivalric code of conduct that emerged around this time.
Beautiful 19th century leather binding, ornately and richly gilt decorated and stamped in medieval style. All edges gilt, floral end papers.
Splendid impressive appearance, a heavy profusely illustrated monumental book. Light rubbing and wear to binding, joints scuffed, tips worn to boards,short splitting along joint end to front cover, binding remains sound with excellent age patina and handsome look.
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Book measures: 11" H X 8" W.
Book along shelf measures: 2 1/2".