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    Lacroix's Middle Ages and Renaissance
    with Fifty-nine Chromolithographs

    [Paul Lacroix]. Four Works on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Paul Lacroix [aka Le Bibliophile Jacob]. Paris: Fermin-Didot, 1869-1873.
    [Including]: Les Arts Au Moyen Age Et A L'Epoque De La Renaissance. 1869. Quarto. a4, 33 (8), 34 (2). [7], 530 pages. Seventeen chromolithographs by F. Kellerhorn, 366 text illustrations (twenty-six full-page). Publishers handsome red morocco backed extra-gilt cloth, all edges gilt, gilt printed decorative endpaper [together with:] Moeurs, Usages, Et Costumes Au Moyen Age Et A L'Epoque De La Renaissance. 1871. Quarto. a4, 75 (4). [7], 599 pages. Fifteen chromolithographs by F. Kellerhoven, 437 text cuts. Publisher's extra-gilt morocco spine over red cloth, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. [and:] Vie Militaire Et Religieuse Au Moyen Age Et A L'Epoque De La Renaissance. 1873. Quarto. a6, 1-70 (4), 71 (6). [8], 571 pages. Fourteen chromolithographs by F. Kellerhoven, Regamey & L. Allard, 409 wood engravings by Huyot Pere et Fils. (including thirty-four full-page). Publishers handsome red morocco backed extra-gilt cloth, all edges gilt, gilt printed decorative endpapers. Front free endpaper reinforced with archival tape along gutter on verso. [and:] Science & Lettres Au Moyen Age Et A L'Epoque De La Renaissance. 1877. Quarto. a4, 76 (4), 77 (2), [6], 612 pages. Thirteen chromolithographs by Compere, Daumont, Pralon & Werner, 400 text cuts, one folding plate. Publishers' half extra gilt red morocco spine over marbled paper covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.
    Each volume with title page in red and black, decorative head-pieces, large historiated initials. Bindings rubbed, bumped corners; few hinges starting, foxing and spots of browning to varying degrees, plates and pages with edge wear (few chips), some lightly over-opened pages, occasional light off-set from tissue guards onto text pages; otherwise in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Lacroix (1806-1884) French author and journalist. He was a prolific writer with over twenty historical romances, and numerous historical works to his credit. With Ferdinand Sere he wrote a famous five volume history of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In 1885 he was appointed the librarian of the Arsenal. This is a revision of one of the sections of his five volume history. It is as famous for its illustrations as for its text; indeed, the forgeries of medieval manuscripts by the "Spanish Forger" relied on these illustrations for subject matter.


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    August, 2015
    5th Wednesday
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