GAUTIER DE CHATILLON, PHILIPPE. Fl. 12th c. Alexandreidos libri decem, nunc primum in Gallia gallicisque characteribus editi. Lyon: Robert Granjon, 1558.

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GAUTIER DE CHATILLON, PHILIPPE. Fl. 12th c.
Alexandreidos libri decem, nunc primum in Gallia gallicisque characteribus editi. Lyon: Robert Granjon, 1558.

US$ 3,000 - 4,000
£ 2,400 - 3,200
GAUTIER DE CHATILLON, PHILIPPE. Fl. 12th c.
Alexandreidos libri decem, nunc primum in Gallia gallicisque characteribus editi. Lyon: Robert Granjon, 1558.
Small 4to (181 x 118 mm). *4 a-u4. Woodcut printer's device on title. Title in roman and civilité types, remaining text in civilité type. 18th century polished calf gilt. Some toning/light spotting to egdes and to title, title with small adhesion in gutter margin, neatly rebacked with old spine laid down, corners worn.

ONE OF THE FIRST BOOKS TO BE PRINTED IN ROBERT GRANJON'S CIVILITÉ TYPE, the preface including a royal privilege granted to Granjon on December 26, 1557 preventing imitations of his lettre françoise d'art de main for ten years. Gautier de Chatillon's epic poem Alexander was written in the 12th century. Adams G1357; Mortimer French 161.
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