J. Dodsley, 1784, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
JEAN-BAPTISTE DE LA CURNE DE ST. PALAYE. Memoirs of Ancient Chivalry, To Which Are Added Anecdotes of the Times, London: J. Dodsley, 1784. Octavo, English translation, pp. xx, 374, contemporary calf boards with morocco label to spine, former owners' names on title page and free front endpaper. Interesting, if true; but of little value to modern military strategists. One anecdote relates how during battle, besiegers and besieged halted all action to hold a one-on-one jousting match, "to immortalize the beauty of their ladies." Condition of this book Front cover loose, spine label mostly perished, browning to preliminaries, clean and tight inside. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Front board is detached. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54502.