Histoire et Chronique du Tres Chrestien Roy Sainct Loys, IX. Du Nom, et XVIIII. Roy de France. Crusades, Jean JOINVILLE, Sieur de.
Histoire et Chronique du Tres Chrestien Roy Sainct Loys, IX. Du Nom, et XVIIII. Roy de France

Life of St. Louis with a Chronicle of the 7th Crusade

Histoire et Chronique du Tres Chrestien Roy Sainct Loys, IX. Du Nom, et XVIIII. Roy de France.

Geneva: Jacques Chouët, 1596.

Reprint of 1595 edition. [xx], [iv, blanks], 320, [12], [2, blanks] pp. Collation: *^12 A-O^12. 12mo. Life of St. Louis with a Chronicle of the 7th Crusade. Contemporary vellum, red morocco spine label. Front free endpaper removed, title-leaf rough at edges, text toned Brunet, III, 557; Tchemerzine, III, 774; Adams J-308 (1595 edition). Provenance: Gilbert Brunet, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, 1643-1715 (bookplate on verso of title); James Smith (armorial bookplate, signature on verso of title). Item #305297

Jean de Joinville's Life of St. Louis, a history of the reign of Louis IX of France (1214-1270). Includes an important chronicle of the 7th Crusade, in which Joinville fought. Brunet notes two Geneva printings (1595 & 1596) which conform to a 1547 Poitiers printing, translated from the middle French by Antoine-Pierre de Rieux.

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