22 June 2010
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
COMINES, Phillipe de (1445-1509). The Historie. Translated by Thomas Danett. London: at Hatfield, for J. Norton, 1596.
2o (281 x 194 mm). Title within wide woodcut border, initials, 15 full-page genealogical tables, errata leaf at end (light mostly marginal dampstaining). Contemporary English gilt- and blind-ruled calf, Royal ARMS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I in center of covers, remains of ties (repairs to spine ends and corners, light staining, endpaers renewed); cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH BOUND FOR ELIZABETH I of this important history of medieval France under Louis XI and Charles VIII. Pforzheimer 190; STC 5602.
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