Les grandes croniques de Bretaigne. Paris: Jean de la Roche for Galliot Du Pre, 1514. Aa5, Bb6, Cc4, a8, b-z6, *, **6, A-U6, aa-gg6, hh8. Woodcut printer's device, 22 woodcuts throughout, woodcut initials. Folio (182 x 265 mm). Contemporary ornamentally stamped calf, rebacked preserving original spine. Title leaf and plate of St. Yves in facsimile, colophon leaf repaired, early marginalia throughout, some very faint dampstaining to final leaves, upper hinge cracked, covers with some shelfwear, joints tender, an attractive copy overall.
First edition. The rare first edition of Bouchard's Chronicles of Brittany, covering much important Anglo-Saxon history, including the origin of the Order of the Garter and the saga of King Arthur and his knights. This edition not in Adams.
Provenance: From the estate of Herman L. Hoeh.