Jacques de Mailles / Loredan Larchey - ‎Histoire du gentil seigneur de Bayard. - 1882

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Jacques de Mailles / Loredan Larchey - ‎Histoire du gentil seigneur de Bayard. - 1882
History - Quantity: 1 - Book

Beautiful illustrated edition of the life of Pierre du Terrail, the famous Chevalier Bayard as told by one of his comrades-in-arms, Jacques de Mailles (1475- circa 1540), book published in 1527 under the pen name of “Loyal Serviteur.”

Prime copy preserved in its stunning publisher’s red percaline binding. Richly adorned binding, beautiful plaques marked “Souze” on the front cover stamped in gold and black with the coat of arms belonging to Chevalier Bayard, smooth spine entirely adorned with fleurs de lys and the letter “b” in gold, author and title in gold, all edges gilt. Blind-stamped back cover, letter H in a winged cartridge in the centre, framed with vines.

Binding in perfect condition, very fresh gilding, very red boards (not faded), beautiful contrasts. Interior in very good condition: fresh and clean, very rare insignificant foxing.

Book containing 11 stunning tipped-in chromolithographed plates (illuminations) and one double map in colour, a photogravure portrait, 34 large compositions and portraits printed in black and 187 engravings interspersed throughout the text.

Jacques de Mailles / Loredan Larchey

‎Histoire du gentil seigneur de Bayard. Edition brought closer to modern French with an introduction, notes and clarifications by Lorédan Larchey.

Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1882

xvi-540 pp

Octavo, 27.5 x 19 cm

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History
Author/ Illustrator
Jacques de Mailles / Loredan Larchey
Book Title
‎Histoire du gentil seigneur de Bayard.
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1882
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
540
Dimensions
27.5×19 cm
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