FROISSART (Jean).

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FROISSART (Jean).

The first [second - third - quarter] volume of crissart. Together 4 volumes in 2 volumes, the first two in 18th century marbled calf, the last two in modern basane.
A composite copy of the famous Chronicles of Jean Froissart, made up as follows by volumes of three different gothic editions:
- The first volume of Froissart. S.l.n.d. colophon]: Paris, for Antoine Vérard, s.d. [1517-1518].
Bechtel, F-186. Volume actually printed for Germaine Guyart, Antoine Vérard's widow, living on rue de la Juiverie in Paris in front of rue Neuve Notre-Dame.
Typographic mark of Vérard at the end (cf. Renouard, n°1088).
- The second volume of Froissart. S.l.n.d. Paris, Michel Le Noir, July 15, 1505.
Bechtel, F-184. Title begins with a superb and large initial L with multiple faces.
Ink stain burning the paper and deleting words on folio C3. Missing are folios N5-6, LL3 and LL6 (the binder mistakenly confused the latter two with folios L3 and L6), and PP8 (blank or typographical mark?).
- One third [- quarter] volume of Froissart. S.l.n.d. Paris, Printed for Guillaume Eustache, 1513-1514]. 2 volumes in one volume in a gothic folio, chocolate basane, double gilt filet, spine decorated (modern binding).
Bechtel, F-185.
Volume III: soiled title, tearing without lack consolidated at the repertory leaf and at the leaves KKK1-2. Incomplete volume IV of leaf KKK2 and the last leaf (blank?), a few wormholes. The last leaf of the volume is torn in the inner margin and stained on the back. A halo over the entire volume.
The binding covering Volumes I and II is damaged (one loose leaf and torn caps).
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