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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 114

Ill THE FIRST VOLUME. THIS oonfifts of 361 velum leaves. The firft k blank- Then follow* the contents of all the 306 chapters on 27 full pages of 14 leaves: then? two blank ones, and the text on S43 leaves. Finally, a blank leaf. The portions of the text, each of which is furaifticd with a catchword,, are the following: 22 quaternions (176), one tercet (6), three quaternions-' (24), one couplet (4), twelve .quaternions (96), one quinterniori-(io); three quaternions (24), and three leaves. Total, 343 leaves"; and this diverfity of the portions, all of which, efpccially the tercet, couplet and quinteraionr 1 have accurately compared with Sauvagefs edition, is incredibly complete. In this volume are 18 large and 99 fmaller pictures, with which fix; of the more beautiful ones in the remaining three volumes may be compared. 1 have marked them all, according to the numbers of the leaves and of the- % chapters of all the four volumes, in a lift, which 1 have laid by for future-obfervation. The commencement of the whole manufcript has already been noticidr there is even a good large piéture under the left hand column, with? • Cy commence fe premier volume,9 &c. ancfthc% Â celle fia que honnorables advenue* et nobles ad-ventures et faix dfarmes par les guerres de ïïmm et d'Angleterre, Soient notaMcmeiit regiftri» et va» m mémoire ppetuet parguoy les preu* aient exemple d'eulz encouragier en bieafaifant^ je vueil traittier et recorder hiftoire- et matière de grand louangcr mai%. &c»

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