Recits des temps Mérovingiens by THIERRY, Augustin (1795-1856).

THIERRY, Augustin (1795-1856).

Recits des temps Mérovingiens précédés de Considérations sur l’Histoire de France par Augustin Thierry. Deuxième Edition. Tome Premier [-Deuxième]. Paris, Tessier, 1842.

Second Edition. Two volumes, 8vo (210 x 125 mm), pp. [ii], 463; [ii], 448, some foxing, in contemporary full calf, blind and gilt border to covers, spines ruled in gilt, double red morocco labels lettered and numbered in gilt, the lower labels both chipped, marbled endpapers and matching marbled edges, with the ownership inscription of E.F. Grant.

Second edition of Thierry’s inspirational retelling of the history of the Merovingian Dynasty in the Dark Ages in France, mainly based on the accounts by Gregory of Tours. His vivid and imaginative account was extremely popular and was republished throughout the century.

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