1537 1ed John Froissart Chronicles Medieval Hundred Years War Chivalry Sleidanus

FROISSART, Jean

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The ‘Chronicles’ of Jean Froissart have continually been perceived as an important work on medieval history for centuries, since its inception in the 14th-century. While some of the subjects covered are repetitive and insignificant, many topics are of utmost importance including famous battles, deaths of monarchs, and the Catholic Church Great Schism. According to Adams in the “Manual of Historical Literature,”

“Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He travelled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The ‘Chronicles’ are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century. As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal”

 

This 16th-century edition was edited by Joannes Sleidanus and includes his notes and commentary. Sleidanus editions of Froissart. This 1537 first edition did not see a second edition until 1562 – an extremely rare early printing of Froissart.

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1537 1ed John Froissart Chronicles Medieval Hundred Years War Chivalry Sleidanus

 

The ‘Chronicles’ of Jean Froissart have continually been perceived as an important work on medieval history for centuries, since its inception in the 14th-century. While some of the subjects covered are repetitive and insignificant, many topics are of utmost importance including famous battles, deaths of monarchs, and the Catholic Church Great Schism. According to Adams in the “Manual of Historical Literature,”

“Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He travelled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The ‘Chronicles’ are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century. As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal”

 

This 16th-century edition was edited by Joannes Sleidanus and includes his notes and commentary. Sleidanus editions of Froissart. This 1537 first edition did not see a second edition until 1562 – an extremely rare early printing of Froissart.

 

Item number: #8017

Price: $1250

 

FROISSART, Jean

 

Frossardi, nobilissimi scriptoris gallici, Historiarvm opvs omne

 

Parisiis, ex officina Simonis Colinaei, 1537. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [16], 115, [1]
    • Signatures: A-B8 a-o8 p4
  • References: BPC XII:1022; Adams, MHL 334-5; Pettegree 71031; USTC 147261
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4in (18cm x 10cm)
  • Extremely rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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8017

Categories

Military & War

Religion

Authors

FROISSART, Jean

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete