[LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE (Jean-Baptiste... - Lot 79 - Briscadieu

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[LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE (Jean-Baptiste... - Lot 79 - Briscadieu
[LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE (Jean-Baptiste de)] Histoire littéraire des Troubadours, contenant leurs vies, les extraits de leurs pièces, & plusieurs particularités sur les moeurs & l'histoire du douzième & du treizième siècles. Paris, Durand, 1774. 3 volumes in-12. Contemporary marbled fawn calf, ornate ribbed spines, black titles and endpapers, 4 damaged headpieces, triple gilt fillet on covers, gilt fillet on edges, marbled edges. First edition of the first known synthesis on this subject. It includes biographies of numerous troubadours, as well as songs and fables. Based on notes collected by the eighteenth-century medievalist La Curne de Sainte-Palaye, and arranged by Abbé Millot. It provides invaluable information on this period of French literature and on forgotten writers.
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