Auction 350 Foreign Literature - French

MARGUERITE d'ANGOULÊME, Reine de Navarre. L'Heptaméron des nouvelles. Publié sur les mss. par les soins & avec les notes de (A.) le Roux de Lincy & A. de Montaiglon. Par., A. Eudes, 1880. 8 in 4 vols. 396, (2); 384, (2); 328, (2); 366, (2) pp. W. engr. front., 1 engr. portr., 76 full-p. engr. by Eichler, Le Roy, Halbou, a.o. and num. engr. vignettes in text. Fine cont. h. mor. binds., marbled paper sides, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. (Binds. trifle rubbed/chafed in places, but a very fine set).

Collection of 72 short stories by Margaret of Navarre (1492-1549), posthumously published in 1558. Story of five men and five women who are cut off by floods and take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. To pass the time they start telling (amorous) stories to each other, inspired by Boccaccio's Decamerone. - Printed on fine handmade paper. Vicaire V, 511-3.

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