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Title: Chroniques avec les faits et gestes du feu Roy François jusques au regne du Roy Henry deuxième de ce nom, à present regnant. Traduites...par J. Le Blond.
Description: Lyon, J. de Tournes & G. Gazeau, 1549. W. woodc. vign. on title and final page. Contemp. clf., gilt (Spine and covers some dam.). (XLIV, II (blank), XVI, II (blank), 750, II pp.). (Title sl. soiled.). (Ruled in red throughout.). Brunet I, 1578: Graesse II, 47: This ed. not in Machiels C 122/3: Not in BMSTC French: Adams I, C720: NNBW III, 1526/9: Baudrier X, 164 (Ed. 1577 only): No copy of this ed. in NUC. W. van Zuylen van Nyevelt, uncle to Bor, translated part of this work into Dutch. Bor continued the work, Arnhem, 1629, Amst., 1632.: ADB vol. III, p. 781: Carion was author of scientific works, but his 'Chronica', first German ed. publ. in 1532, brought him lasting fame. This short survey of the history of the world, with the current division into 4 monarchies, up to date, though executed in outlines, excels because of the good use made of available source material. Apart from political events, much attention is paid to cultural history. In certain places oral reports by eminent contemporaries were used. The work was published a number of times in various languages throughout the 16th and 17th c. Carion's actual part in the chronicle's contents is small, owing to the fact that Melanchton edited, corrected and rewrote large parts of the material, adding substantially to it. It was published under Carion's name, who published his own, much less interesting version, as well. This French edition of 1549 is based on Johann Funck's German edition (events up to 1546), publ. Nürnberg, 1547. With the book plate of Renier Chalon, Belgian author and numismat (see Oettinger, p.165.).

Keywords: politics chronicles

Price: EUR 1134.00 = appr. US$ 1232.48 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 2239