[Gough, Richard] (Editor).

DESCRIPTION DES ROYAULMES D’ANGLETERRE ET D’ESCOSSE. Composè par Estienne Perlin Par. 1558. Histoire de l’Entree de la Reine Mere dans la Grande Bretagne Par P. de la Serre Par. 1639. Illustrated with Cuts and English Notes.

Published: London, Re-printed by W Bowyer and J. Nichols: For T. Payne and W. Brown

Date: [ 1775 ]

Re-Issue. 2 works in 1 vol. as issued. 4to. [ii] + xxiii + 42pp. + [ii] + xii + pp.(3-58). 2 copper plates, large folding panoramic copper plate signed by Basire. Light browning, original frayed wrapps bound in, rebound in C20th pigskin backed marbled boards, gilt ruling and gilt motifs with gilt lettered title label to spine, sl. rubbed.

Scarce.The Basire engraving entitled ‘Entree royalle de la reyne mere du roy tres chrestien dans la ville de londres’ View of the Procession of the Queen Mother Marie de' Medici in 1638, along Cheapside, showing the houses on the north side of the street, the Cross to the right; a tavern in right foreground, people lining streets to watch. The British Museum has a copy of the original engraving, 1639, listing it under anonymous. English introduction and extensive footnotes, French text. ESTC T32337; ‘Text in French with an introduction in English. Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 5065’ Referenced pp.204-5 Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer by John Nichols; Catalogues of Items for Sale by Auction by Mr. Evans, 1810-1840 688; Librorum impressorum qui in museo Britannico adservantur Catalogues, Volume 5; pp.332 Specimens of early English metrical romances ... By George Ellis; 2627 A catalogue of a valuable collection of books; containing the libraries of R. Clerk, R. Morland [&c.].Thomas Payne; 1227 A Catalogue of the Curious and Extensive Library By John North; pp.747d Bibliotheca Britannica; Or, A General Index to British and Foreign ..., Volume 2 By Robert Watt.


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