Title: Le Galant Menestrel [with] Souvenir des Dames
Publisher: Marcilly , Rue St. Jacques, No. 21, Paris.
Publication Date: 1821
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
32mo. , 36 and [24, 10 of which blank apart from printed borders] printed pages (sporadic, mostly marginal, light foxing). Two engraved title-pages. 6 engraved plates with original tissue guards. 12 engraved head-pieces. All edges gilt. 65 x 104 mm, binding; printed area 57 x 80mm. Original dove-grey cartonnage, plain card binding (minor handling marks and very light abrasions). Complete with original dove-grey slipcase (very slight wear at edges, rubbing and small spots). Romantic lyrical poetry. Fine plates of Queen Mary Stuart, The Lion of Florence [the Marzocco is the heraldic lion that is a symbol of Florence], Agnès Sorel [(1422-50), known by the sobriquet Dame de beauté, was a favourite and chief mistress of King Charles VII of France], Francis 1st, Bayard dying [Chevalier de Bayard, who served three French Kings, was shot from an arquebus on 30 April 1524], and the discreet Troubador. Grand-Carteret, 1926- except the copy in the Collection Weckerlin has a different almanac for 1829. Not listed in Welsh, nor Bromer, nor Spielmann, nor Joffe, nor Bondy. WorldCat locates a single copy worldwide in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Rare antique miniature book with fabulous engravings & in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 5245