- Paris, France: Chasseriau, 1820.
- quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards
- 581, 504 pages
Price: $200.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135610
First Edition. Leather spines have been worn, with volume one having more wear than volume two. General shelfwear. Corners worn and bumped. Front and rear hinges of both volumes worn, but both textblocks are sound. A very nice set. The editio princeps of a cornerstone of mediaeval European literature, printing the entire oeuvre of Marie de France, with a memoir, critical and historical notes, and a parallel translation of the Lays. The second issue of Vol. I, dated 1820 and without Hécart in the imprint: the work sold poorly and remaining copies of both volumes were re-issued with title-pages dated 1832. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.