Martin du Bellay, Seigneur de Langey - Les mémoires - 1571

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Martin du Bellay, Seigneur de Langey - Les mémoires - 1571
Autobiography, Biography, History, Literature, War history - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description - Book

Martin du Bellay, Seigneur de Langey - Les mémoires de Mess. Martin du Bellay Seigneur de Langey. Contenant le discours de plusieurs choses advenues au Royaume de France, depuis l'an 1512 jusqu'au trépas du Roy François I, auxquels l'auteur a inséré trois livres, et quelques fragments des Ogdoades de Messire Guillaume du Bellay, seigneur de Langey son frère.- Paris, l'Oliver de P. l 'Huillier, 1571 - (10) + 352 folios (=704 pp) + (10) pp. - overlapping parchment with ornament and title in gilt print - 33 × 23 × 4 cm (FOLIO)

Condition: excellent / beautiful antiquarian condition - very neat binding with very solid joints; neat and solid block; very neat and clean pages (pp. 3/4 replaced by blank page; on pp. 1-8 some marginal notes; on pp. 1-45 and in the last 6 pp. (‘Table’) light moisture spot; small piece missing from page 71; some of the usual light brown spots, otherwise very neat and clean!). See photos.

Bound in a beautiful parchment binding with overlapping edges, gilt-printed title and decoration (plant with caption ‘Patience’).

Beautiful marbled endpapers.
Beautifully decorated initials and vignettes.

Remarkably neat and clean paper.

Very early edition.
A valuable and scarce work.

Collector’s item!


Martin Du Bellay, Sieur de Langey (1495-1559) was a French nobleman and chronicler, and Prince of Yvetot by marriage. His memoirs of the Italian Wars form one of the most significant primary sources for the period.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Autobiography, Biography, History, Literature, War history
Author/ Illustrator
Martin du Bellay, Seigneur de Langey
Book Title
Les mémoires
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1571
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Paris, l'Oliver de P. l 'Huillier
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Extras
other extra - see description
Dimensions
33×23 cm
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