The Mirror Of The Sinful Soul : A prose translation from the French of a poem by Queen Margaret of Navarre, made in 1554 by the Princess (afterwards Queen) Elizabeth, then eleven years of age...
London : Asher and Co, 1897. 0. First edition. "Reproduced in facsimile, with portrait, for the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom, and edited, with an introduction and notes by Percy W. Ames." Excerpt from the Introduction: "This translation, made by Queen Elizabeth during her early childhood (which is in some respects the most attractive period of her lif), constitutes an interesting illustration of he precocious ability.." First published in French in 1544 : Le Miroir de l'ame Pecherresse. The English translation first appeared in 1548 under the title: A Godly Medytacion of the Christen Soul.. A very good half leather binding. 8vo. 8.5" x 6" . [4pp.]/pp.45/ff.65 leaves of facsimilie manuscript. Brown calf over brown buckram with gilt crest to front board: "Royal Society Of Literature." Spine with 5 raised bands, blind stamp titles and simple decorated compartments. Hinges carefully strengthened. Marbled endpapers. Pink library label to verso of the front cover: "Lambeth Public Libraries..". Photogravure frontis of; "The Princess Elizabeth." by "J. Hyatt, Sc." Title-page in red & black. Clean text and sepia coloured facsimile leaves. However, most leaves have a small ink stamp: "The Tate Central Library Brixton, S.W." A well preserved copy of a scarce book.
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Keywords: A0921 Asher and Co. J. Hyatt Princess Elizabeth Queen Ames, Percy W. (Editor) Marguerite, Queen, Consort of Henry II, King of Navarre Poetry