Summaire de l’Origine Description et Merveilles d’Escosse. Par Jehan Desmontiers. Imprimé à Paris en 1538.

  • (Boece, Hector)
  • Bordeaux: G. Gounouilhou 1863


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ONE OF 80 COPIES, 8vo, ff. [i], xxxviii, [iii]. Mostly unopened in later quarter calf, brown cloth boards, spine divided by raised bands, large central red morocco label, other compartments tooled centrally in gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed to extremities. Armorial leather booklabel of W.A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey, to pastedown.


A limited-edition reprint of a French-language crib of Hector Boece's 1526 Scotorum Historia, printed in France but with an English-language preface from editor David Laing. This copy is from the substantial library of bookseller William Foyle (1885-1963), co-founder of Foyles bookshop.

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