Commynes, Philippe de, Jean Froissart & Claude de Seissel trans. by Johannes Sleidanus (1506-1556)
TRES GALLICARUM RERUM scriptores nobilissimi Philippus Cominaeus de rebus gestis a Ludovico XI et Carolo VIII Francorum regibus; Frossardus in brevem historiarum memorabilium epitomen contractus; Claudius Sesellius de republ. Galliae & Regum officiis. A Ioanne Sleidano e Gallico in Latinum sermonem conversi breviq[ue] explicatione illustrati.
Andreas Wechel first edition
Printer's mark of flying horse over cornucopia & hand from cloud holding caduceus to titlepage + same printer's mark slightly larger to verso of last leaf + floral, foliate & historiated head- & tail-piece & initials.
Folio handsome 18th century gilt ruled and sprinkled calf with 6 raised bands, the compartments & bands gilt but without a title on the spine (small chip out of head of spine/edges sl.rubbed). All edges sprinkled with red dye pp prelims + 320pp + pp index, publisher's imprint and large Wechel printer's mark. Some marginal damp marks to top corner but not affecting the strength and crispness of the paper nor the text. Name Fletcher to top of titlepage. A very few notes or marks to margin. *History of Louis XI & Charles VIII by de Commynes, shortened history of memorable events by Froissart and a further work, by de Seissel. Scarce volume of Medieval French history OCLC locates only 6 copies.
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