Title: Chronique de Gregoire de Tours, 1849
Author: J -J -E Roy
Publisher: Tours, Alfred Mame et Cie
An extremely scarce mid 19th century edition of Roy’s Chronicle of Saint Gregory of Tours, the Gallo-Roman historian and Bishop of Tours, famous for his notable work Historia Francorum, or History of the Franks.
There are 2 plates of illustration.
This edition is bound in a richly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with gilt against flowering green. There is a lithograph central panel.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 284 pages
On note of condition this volume is in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, notably to the lower corner of the boards, where there is some scuffing. The lower portion of the boards also appear to have warped to some degree. There is foxing throughout.