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    Arnauld le Ferron. De Rebus Gestis Gallorum Libri IX. Ad Historiam Pauli Aemilii additi Perducta historia usque ad tempora Henrici II. Francorum Regis. Paris: Michele Vascosan, 1550. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First 8vo ed. 8vo. A-O8 [O7 & 8 blank] 290ff (misnumbered)=580pp. Old vellum, lacks ties, band strips broken causing front cover to be separated; old owner's signatures on t.p., sewn with early manuscript used as binder's waste, minor foxing, minor loss to blank inner margin of t.p., large margins, nice copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Ferron (1515-1563) French lawyer, counsellor of the parliament of Bourdeaux. "He was an elegant writer in Latin, an imitator of the style of Terence, admired by Scaliger, and honoured by him with the name of Atticus. He continued the history of France in Latin (which Paulus Æmilius, a writer of Verona, had given him from the reign of Pharamond to 1488) as far as the end of the reign of Francis I...It is copious, but not too long, and abounds with curious anecdotes and very exact details," [Chalmers].      Adams F320. BM STC (French) 164. NBG 30,39 "écrite avec élégance; obtint un grand succès." Maittaire II,32.

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