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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart



Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 105

Anfhony the tall9 baftard of Burgundy, natural fon of Philip the good, 'duke of Burgundy, born 1421, deceafed 1504, caufed it to be compofed. His genealogical table is in James William IrahoPs Excellentium Familiarum in Gallia genealogiis, Norimb. 1687. FoL Claff. L Farail. Reg. Tab. XIV. &c.—the hiftory of his life in Moreri, and eliëwhere. John David Kôhler informs us, in his DiflT. de Carolo Beîlicofo ultimo Burgundiae duce, recuf. Altorf. 1729. p. 89, 90. that this Anthony of Burgundy founded a very •famous library at la Roche in Ardennerwald, now forming part of Auftrian Luxemburg, whence our manufcript, which he had often feen *, together with one fimilar to it on vellum reipeéting the genealogy of the houfe of Burgundy, had been faved, as if from (hipwreck ; of which, however, one number has been loft. From this Burgondian Library, the Founder of ours obtained it, and alfo another manufcript, as beautiful, of Valerius Maximus, in two common-find foios m velkun, which in due time will be dcfcribed. No notice concerning it has hitherto reached me but what Kôhler mentions. The covers of the volumes «ne oaken boards, hatf an inch thick, on which are (till fmall remains of the black velvet they "have been covered with. Each is enchafod at the four corners with {mall ftrong plates, (hod with five large flat circular boues, together with two broad clafps, all of brafs that had been gilt. Between the upper boues of each fore cover, on a flip of vellum fattened in a fmall rectangular brazen frame, (lands the infeription, ' Premier volume de Froinart,' &c On all thefe plates, clafps, borders of the bones, and frames, is engraved the motto of Anthony of Burgundy, NUL NE «Y FKOTE : on the mMdlemoft bois, the Burgundy arms, divided obliquely by a line, as a token of the illegitimate birth, and furrounded with the chain of the order of the golden fleece ; on each of the reft, a coat of mail and helmet. The leaves are gilt It is very evident that fuch bindings only deferve to be defcribed. • As tutor to the baron von Strahlenheirn, plenipotentiary to the king of Sweden. "Ifcelfatice of the Library in the Silefian Sdc& Chrcmide, which Ûw tery ufcfel warn baft cdittd, witbatt b* name, in two 8vo Toluine», is one of die beft. 102

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