Margaret, Queen of Navarre.
Title HEPTAMERON OF MARGARET, QUEEN OF NAVARRE. Translated from the French. With a memoir of the author by Walter K. Kelly.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher Published For The Trade' [London]. No date.
Seller ID 91-0364
428pp. [xliv, 183pp. + 245pp.]. 2 Volumes in 1. sm8vo. Brick red cloth with an applied paper label on the spine bearing the title, the author, & descriptive information (including 'Price, Ten Shillings and . [missing, but should be 'Sixpence]) in red & black lettering. Uncut pages. Frontispiece of the author & 27 other b/w plates on coated paper illustrated by Leopold Flameng & others. Translated by Walter K. Kelly from 'L'Heptameron des Nouvelles de tres haute et tres illustre Princesse Marguerite D'Angouleme, Reine de Navarre.' ( Nouvelle edition, publiee sur les manuscrits par la Societe des Bibliophiles Francais. A Paris, 1853. 3 vols.). This edition has, among others, the following footnotes: [Page 240] * This novel has been imitated by No‰l du Fail de la H‚rissaye in his Contes d'Eutrapel, ch. v. [Page 244]* This novel is wanting in the first edition of the Heptameron. [Page 245] * 'Here end the tales and novels of the late Queen of Navarre, which is all that can be recovered of them.'-Edition of 1559, by Gruget.The author (1492 - 1549) was the consort of Henry II, King of Nararre and the sister of Francis I. Edges worn, a dampstained section in the upper left corner of the front cover (a triangle with a 1 1/4' side along the top edge & the other side 7/8' down along the spine edge), & another in the upper right corner of the back (a triangle with a 1 1/2' side along the top edge & the other 1 1/2' down along the spine edge) - see scan; 1/2' wide x 1' high section missing in the lower right corner of the spine label; textblock tanned; & covers lightly soiled o/w Very Good, i.e. shows careful use with no significant defects. SEE SCAN.
French Lit Leopold Flameng Walter Kelly