New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1964. First Edition Thus. Quarto (11¼" x 7½"); bound in white buckram patterned with a sheild design in blue, blue cloth spine withe title in gilt over a quartered red & blue sheild. 649 pp, Illustrated title page, map, line vignettes throughout and 14 double-page plates reproducing illustrations drawn by Henry C. Pitz. This is one of 1,500 hand-numbered copies, each one signed by the illustrator; this is copy No. 604. A fine copy in slipcase (slipcase very slightly tanned on spine); as issued. Item #311784
¶ For centuries Froissart's CHRONICLES have been recognized as the chief expression of the chivalric culture of 14th-century England and France. Froissart's work is perceived as being of vital importance to informed understandings of the European 14th century, particularly of the Hundred Years' War. The Chronicles open with the events leading up to the deposition of Edward II in 1326, and cover the period up to 1400, recounting events in western Europe, mainly in England, France, Scotland, the Low Countries and the Iberian Peninsula.