Lot n° 82
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Histoire admirable... - Lot 82 - Ader
Histoire admirable du franc Harderad et De la Vierge Aurélia, Légende du 7e Siècle, retrouvée et traduite par un amateur d'antiquités françaises. [Followed by]: Le Livre des gestes du bon Childebert III, Chronique du 8e siècle, retrouvée et traduite par un amateur d'antiquités françaises.
Paris : Brière, 1825. - 2 parts in one volume in-8, purple half-calf with corners, cold roulette, spine decorated with a cold cathedral decoration and gilt fillets and roulette, untrimmed (Duplanil).
Uncommon first edition of these two texts supposed to be from manuscripts of the former abbey of Saint Julien in Brioude but which would in all likelihood be by Auguste Trognon who presents himself as the editor.
The first text relates to the invasion of Auvergne by the Franks and the violent and brutal love of a young Frank, Harderad, for a Roman virgin, Aurelia, who has dedicated her heart and virginity to God. The second is the story of a lazy king, told by a simple and ignorant monk, but with a straight and pure heart.
One of the rare copies on vellum paper, in-8 format, very well bound at the time by Duplanil.
Some minor wear and tear.
Provenance: Bourlon de Rouvre, with bookplate.
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