Chronicles of England, France, Spain and The adjoining Countries, From The Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. To the Coronation Of Henry IV; Translated from the French Editions. with Variations And Additions From Many Celebrated MSS. By Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which Are Prefixed, A Life Of the author, An Essay On His Works, And a Criticism On His History. Sir John Froissart.
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and The adjoining Countries, From The Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. To the Coronation Of Henry IV; Translated from the French Editions. with Variations And Additions From Many Celebrated MSS. By Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which Are Prefixed, A Life Of the author, An Essay On His Works, And a Criticism On His History

Chronicles of England, France, Spain and The adjoining Countries, From The Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. To the Coronation Of Henry IV; Translated from the French Editions. with Variations And Additions From Many Celebrated MSS. By Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which Are Prefixed, A Life Of the author, An Essay On His Works, And a Criticism On His History

London: Smith Elder, 1842-1844. leather_bound. 768 & 733 pages. 24.5 x 18 cm. Color lithographed title page, plus 75 color chromolithographs, most accented in gold, with protective sheets, and 116 wood-engravings in the text. Index. The translation by Thomas Johnes was originally published 1802-1805. Froissart was born when chivalrous ideals were wide spread [1138-1410?], and inculcated its noble spirit, not its decadence. He was penetrated with the sense of knightly honor, ascribing to all his heroes those qualities which only the ideal knight possessed. Froissart was neither French nor English, but a Fleming. BRUNET Vol.II, pt.2, p.1408. Plates designed after illuminations found in the original manuscripts of the Chronicles (collected from the British Museum, the Biblioteque Royale, and other sources.) Provenance: Front blanks with signatures of Henry Crosfield (1845) and Emily Clover (1918), pastedowns with former owner's bookplate, blank free front endpapers toned, raised bands. spine panels richly decorated in floral motifs, inner dentelles, covers elegantly decorated in gilt arabesques. Contemporary full red morocco. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols. Item #21953

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