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.

Price: $950.00

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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.