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. Translated from the French Editions, with Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, an Essay on His Works, and a Criticism on His History. In Two Volumes. Sir John Froissart.
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. Translated from the French Editions, with Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, an Essay on His Works, and a Criticism on His History. In Two Volumes.

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. Translated from the French Editions, with Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes, Esq. To Which are Prefixed, A Life of the Author, an Essay on His Works, and a Criticism on His History. In Two Volumes.

London: William Smith, 1839. Hardcover. The Chronicles of Froissart (1337-1410) are one of the greatest contemporary records of fourteenth-century England and France. Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred Years War. Yet they are only part of this vigorous portrait of medieval life, which also vividly describes the Peasants' Revolt, trading activities and diplomacy against a backdrop of degenerate nobility. Written with the same sense of curiosity about character and customs that underlies the works of Froissart's contemporary, Chaucer, the Chronicles are a magnificent evocation of the age of chivalry. Color title page in the first volume, with numerous textual engravings. Royal octavo, two volumes. In one-half black calf over maroon cloth bindings, with green morocco spine labels and decorative stamping in gilt and blind. The armorial bookplate of Henry Bedford on the front pastedown in each volume. A bit of fading and wear to the extremities; else very good. Very Good. Item #73367

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