1808 EXQUISITE Froissart & Monstrelet Chronicles Medieval 100 Years War 25v SET

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”

 

In 15th-century France, Enguerrand de Monstrelet began working on another collection of ‘Chronicles’, which were highly influenced by Froissart. Monstrelet’s work deals with the second half of the Hundred Years’ War and is considered valuable because of its accuracy and authentic sources.

 

This huge 1808, 25-volume set includes both Froissart and Monstrelet’s ‘Chronicles’ along with an impressive illustrated atlas tome. These two sets were uniformly bound – an attractive display.

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1808 EXQUISITE Froissart & Monstrelet Chronicles Medieval 100 Years War 25v SET

 

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”

 

In 15th-century France, Enguerrand de Monstrelet began working on another collection of ‘Chronicles’, which were highly influenced by Froissart. Monstrelet’s work deals with the second half of the Hundred Years’ War and is considered valuable because of its accuracy and authentic sources.

 

This huge 1808, 25-volume set includes both Froissart and Monstrelet’s ‘Chronicles’ along with an impressive illustrated atlas tome. These two sets were uniformly bound – an attractive display.

 

Item number: #9536

Price: $1950

 

FROISSART, Jean

 

Sir John Froissart’s chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II. to the coronation of Henry IV.

 

London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row; and J. White, Fleet-Street, 1808 – 1810.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • Atlas tome includes 100+ copper engravings
  • References: Adams, MHL 334-5;
  • Provenance: Bookplate – Non Novis Nascimur
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure; famed Riviere bindings
    • Various visible repairs at inner hinges, but overall exquisite
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

 

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9536

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Religion

Authors

FROISSART, Jean

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete