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CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, and The Adjoining Countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II. to the coronation of Henry IV. by Sir John Froissart. Translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated MSS. by Thomas Johnes, Esq
London printed by Bradbury, Evans: George Routledge and Sons, 1868. Hardcover. Very Good-. Extra-illustrated with 74 lithographic plates exquisitely hand-finished from H. Noel Humphreys' Illuminated Illustrations of Froissart + 3 extra titlepages in color + 116 text wood-engravings. TWO VOLUMES Royal octavo (242x162mm) half morocco, gilt spine emblems, All Edges Gilt (tips rubbed but leather not worn through/spine edges shelf worn). Some foxing throughout mostly to guard sheets & margins. The hand-coloured plates are bright with text clean except around the guards. *Hand-colouring in finest detail similar to a sumptuous 15th century Book of Hours. The extra illuminated plates were first published separately in Noel Humphreys' "Illuminated Illustrations of Froissart selected from the MS. in the British Museum" (1844) and "Illuminated Illustrations .. selected from the MS. in the Bibliothèque royale, Paris, and from other sources" (1845). "Sets with illuminated plates...are scarce & expensive" (Lowndes).
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