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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 152

Ik quatriefme liure de la mer des hyftôircs et croniques de France * nouvellement. Imprimé a Paris. One title leaf;. 15 leaves,* contents ; text,. 298, and 80 numbered leaves.. Two volumes in fmall folio,. Bound in old handfome french leather; with the leaves and covers -well • gilt, together with the arms from- the founder's library. This world properly pertains»to the.general french Mftory, and, lor -that reafon,. muft: be included here, as Sauvage has availed himfelf .of itt it yields in nothing to -the firft edition of Froiflart in rarity, and bears a great refemblance to it,. and therefore, ferves as a confirmation of the notice concerning it. The print isgothic throughout, on clean and good paper; with columns-divided* each into 42-45 lines,—the larger, and fmaller initial letters, efpecially im the firft volume^ are* feldom ornamented,-—alfo abbreviations. Marks of cUflînétîoir are only, as in the manufcript, a point and long comma. No catchtoords-are extant, but fignatares to ternions; and each leaf-of the text, .vol. i. n; IV. -is * numbered,; vol. -IH. with Fs* On each title-leaf the D of the* Le- is- • a • grotefque wood-cut of # the fiz* of* the fourth* part of the face of .the columns, with mean figures of mens heads and animals. Here and there are other wood-cuts, not much better, efpecially • wfifere • the hiftory of* a new ' king commences : the largeft occurs- on the reverie of the tide-leaf of the*.fi»ft volume,,.alfo on the 181ft leaf of that volume, a fukable place, .but very unfeafenaMy at the. commencement of.the text in the in. and iv. volume, and once more at leaf 216, whilft it refers-to the hiftory*f king Clovis, and how he triumphs over the Alemanni; an angel delivers^ fhield with the thne-lilies to a monk; . another .monk- delivers a fimilarone-to the king,, in order to exchange it for: the old one with three toads; and Clotildis points to the Saviour upon a» crofs, together with a dove with the flafh of unétion ; in the .other half of. the engravings Clovis -ftands -ia the baptifkial font,. and ^Glotildis -knack. before an altar. The preface, with the fupericription ; 4 Le prologue de l'aâeur,' is. addEefied;te -the duke of Angoulême, as fucceflbr of the ..moft Càrifi»,, 149

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