Memoires de Messire Pierre de Bourdeille, Signeur De Brantome, 1739, 4 Volumes Complete.
Memoires de Messire Pierre de Bourdeille, Signeur De Brantome, Contenant Les Vies Des Hommes Illustres, Et Grands Capitaines Francois de son temps. 4 Volumes Complete (Other aspects of the memoirs were also published in London in groups of volumes such as these). Also known as Memoires de Brantome.
The memoirs of Pierre de Bourdeille, 1540-1614, French historian, biographer and soldier. This section of the memoirs celebrated illustrious Frenchman and Captains of the author's time.
Published by T. Wood & S. Palmer, London, 1739.
A good set of 4 volumes with red leather spines with gilt titles and red paper over boards -worn, faed and bumped. Marbled edges to text block.
Text is firmly bound and is generally nice and bright throughout, with faults as below;
Volume 1: Prelims + 388pp. 2 title pages detached from spine for around 5.5cm at the top, but still bound in below. Some light staining to some of the text.
Volume 2: Prelims + 368pp + 1pp: Some light staining to some of the text, particularly at the rear. 1 cm nibble missing on edge of p. 359.
Volume 3: Prelims + 402pp + 1pp: Some light staining to some of the text and a couple of worm holes running through to p225.
Volume 4: Prelims + 323pp + 1pp. Some light staining to some of the text
A good example of a scarce set.
Dimensions: each volume approximately 140mm high x 80mm wide x 18-25mm deep.
Unpacked weight approximately 656g for the set.