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LA BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon De.

The travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere ...

... to Palestine, and his return from Jerusalem overland to France, during the Years 1432 & 1433. Extracted and put into modern French from a manuscript in the National Library at Paris, and published by M. Le Grand D'Aussy ... Translated by Thom

Stock Code
90819
Hafod, Hafod Press, 1807
£1,250

Bertrandon de la Broquière (aka Brocquiere, c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian spy and pilgrim to the Middle East in the years 1432–33. He wrote at the request of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, for the purpose of facilitating a new crusade. La Brocquiere's pilgrimage to Jerusalem enabled him to write this account of relations between the Turks, Greeks and Latins at the time.
Thomas Johnes (1748 – 1816), who was well-known as a translator of Froissart and was a member of the Society of Dilettanti and cousin of Richard Payne Knight, also translated this work which was printed at his private press in the grounds of his estate at Hafod in Cardiganshire.

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Description

First edition. 8vo, (240 x 150 mm). Double page engraved map as frontispiece, woodcut on verso of dedication, printers device at end; contemporary red half morocco with gilt ornaments and title to spine, top edge gilt. [vi], 336 pp.

Bibliography

Blackmer 933; Ransom 6.

Stock ID:90819

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