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De Serres, John; Grimeston, Ed. (cont.)
A Generall Historie of France Written by John de Serres Unto the Yeare 1598, Much Augmented and Continued to This Present, Out of the Most Approved Authors That Have Written of that Subject
George Eld, London, 1611. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary blindstamped calf, well worn at the edges, a number of surface scratches and gouges, lacking ties. Intact, generally, and still a fairly attractive period binding. Endpapers worn, chipped and soiled, pastedown loose, title and first few and last few pages worn at the edges, a few pages with long tears but no loss, leaf Eeee2 (page 865/866 mistakenly bound in place of Eee2 (page 589/590), various other mispagination (see below). Occasionally trimmed a little close and hitting the marginal gloss, old signature to title. Generally clean and intact and an attractively printed and illustrated edition with portraits woodcuts throughout. Grimeston's translation originally appeared as A General Inventorie of the History of France in 1607, this edition continues the history up until 1611, shortly after the coronation of Louis XIII. The post 1598 material also covers some events in New France. blank, title [20], 239pp, 238-1054, 1045-1154, 1154-1161, p. 1163, 1162-1306, 1337-1340, 1401-1419, [29] p. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042841. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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