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BARBAZAN, [Etienne]. Fabliaux et contes des poetes francois des XI, XII, XIII, XIV et XVe siecles, tires des meilleurs auteurs.

A Paris. Chez B. Waree, 1808. Nouvelle edition [i.e. new edition].
In four volumes. [4], xxi, [1], 465, [1]; [4], xiv, 467, [1]; [4], xxxii, 514; xvi, 521pp, [3]. With half-titles and a suite of three engraved plates to each volume.

[Bound uniformly with:] MEON, [Dominique Martin]. Nouveau recueil de fabliaux et contes inedits, des poetes francais des XIIe, XIIIe, XIVe, et XVe siecles... A Paris. Chez Chasseriau, 1823. First edition. In two volumes. viii, 500, [2]; [4], 482pp, [1]. With half-titles and a suite of three engraved plates to each volume.

8vo. Bound by Bauzonnet in later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Book-labels of Eric Gerald Stanley to all FEPs, very occasional light spotting.
An authoritative compilation of French fables and tales from the eleventh to the fifteenth-centuries published, with extensive scholarly dissertations on the origins of French and Celtic languages by philologist Etienne Barbazan (1696-1770). First printed in three volumes in 1756, with the addition of a fourth volume in 1808, the set is here presented with the two volumes of additional later material contributed by Romanist Dominique Martin Meon (1748-1829). Each of the six volumes contains suites of three plates, comprising the final state of the frontispiece with two earlier proof states.

Eric Gerald Stanley (1923-2018), scholar of Old English literature, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford.
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref: 20270