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Histoire de Gérard de Nevers et de la belle Euriant sa mie. Edition ornée de figures en taille douce dessinées par Moreau le jeune.

TRESSAN Louis-Elisabeth de Lavergne 1705-83 (1792.)

£240.00 

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Four engraved plates before letters by Moreau le jeune, engraved by Dupréel, Malbette, Simonet & de Ghendt.18mo. Early 20th century polished calf, morocco label, marabled wrappers bound in.

Excellent edition of one of the better novels of Tressan based on the famous 15th century romance; Jehan de Saintré was a histoirical figure regarded by Froissart as the best knight of his day. Tressan was a prolific writer whose output included chivalrous romances such as this one, scientific treatises and satirical verse.The four plates in this copy are before letters; one of them appears without the name of the artist. Pasted inside the front cover is the book-label of the novelist Charlotte M. Yonge (1823-1901), who wrote 200 works of fiction and non-fiction (see the extensive article in DNB). Excellent condition.Cohen-De Ricci 997

Stock Code: 45279