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Title: A General Chronological History of France, Beginning Before the Reign of King Pharamond, and Ending with the Reign of King Henry the Fourth: Containing Both the CIVIL and Ecclesiastical Transactions of That Kingdom
Description: London: Jacob Tonson, 1683. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Leather. Beautifully bound in full 20th Century calf, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration in two compartments, gilt floral tooling and crown medallions in remainder, intricate gilt rolling tools and blind-stamped decoration on covers, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. Three volumes bound in one. [viii], 189, 198-468, 481-662, 665-733, 736-968, [62] pp. The continuous pagination is inconsistent, but complete. Translated by John Bulteel. François Eudes de Mézeray (1610-1683) was a French historian. Mézeray won the favor of Pierre Séguier and was given the title "Historiographer to the King of France". This book, his "Histoire de France depuis Faramond jusqu'au règne de Louis le juste" (3 vols, 1643-1651), is a reasonably accurate summary of ancient and medieval French and Latin chronicles. [ESTC R18708][Wing M 1958] . Former owner's signature in an elegant hand on first premininary page; another signature on initial title page, otherwise inmarked; expertly rebound; tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. Engraved Frontispiece. 4to 11" - 13" tall. Near Fine with no dust jacket .

Keywords: History France French History Kings of France History Military, Military History & Weapons Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books

Price: US$ 1000.00 Seller: Round Table Books, LLC
- Book number: 17355

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