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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
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VOLUME THE SECOND CONSISTS at prefent of 428 leaves of vellum, the firft of which is blank; - then follow the contents of all the 389 chapters CM fix teen leaves and the firft column of the feventeenth : after two blank leaves, the text on 407 leaves. Finally, • a blank leaf. The portions of the text, each furnifhed with its catch-word, aie : 27 quaternions (216), 1 ternion (6), and 24 quaternions (192). Total, 414 leaves, in which, when the comparifon with Sauvage's edition was made by me, there was nothing wanting. However, a defcendant of Flacius (whofe family, not being extinft, every librarian muft be extremely wary of) has had this volume in his hands, and has ftolen from it feven whole leaves-: the firft five are fingle leaves, the fmall remains of *which are ftill to be feen,—and indeed the eighth leaf of :the eleventh quaternion, the fixth of the fourteenth, the fécond of the twenty-fixth, and the fécond of the twenty-feventh. There is nothing wanting to the ternion. Then the eighth leaf of the thirty-fourth is wanting, the fourth and fifth leaf of the forty-ninth quaternion ; .or :of the text .88, 110, 202, 210, A7S, «394, and 395th leaf. This theft was difcovered in 1562, -by .my late uncle and predeoeflbr, the re&or Arlet, .who has written the account of it upon a particular leaf In this volume, there are, upon the 407 leaves which the text now has, four large and forty-two fmall piélures, in all forty-fix, moftly of battles and petty war-adventures, which are all exceedingly handfome. Some amongft them, leaf 42, 285 and -355, are very remarkable on account of the unufual form of the heavy artillery, as delineated in the middle of the fifteenth century; for example, of three cannons on a fingle carriage, of a gun-breach with a huge iron quadrant to level it by, &c. The beginning, of the volume, including the contents of the chapter, is ras follows,: -m

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