1780 Rare French Chivalry Book set - The KNIGHT of the SUN - HISTOIRE du CHEVALIER du SOLEIL by Diego ORTUNEZ DE CALAHORRA.
Author : Diego ORTUNEZ DE CALAHORRA. (Translator, Antoine René de Voyer d'Argenson, Marquis de PAULMY).
Title :HISTOIRE DU CHEVALIER DU SOLEIL, DE SON FRERE ROSICLAIR, ET DE LEURS DESCENDANTS traduction libre & abregee de l'Eepagnol, avec la conclusion tiree du Roman des Romans, du Sieur Duverdier.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher : A Amsterdam et à Paris, chez Pissot, libraire. 1780. First edition of Marquis de PAULMY's translation.
Size : 7 " X 4 ".
Pages : xii, 244; viii, 228 pages.
Binding: Very good original quarter vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the music scores and songs by Philidor and Grétry celebrating chivalry.
Estimate: (USD 500- USD 1000)
The books: Attractive and rare book set of The Knight of the Sun -- a translation of the Spanish novel of chivalry Diego Orthunez of Calahorra, the first part was published in 1555, the suites appeared later, second and third parts are not of the author. Interesting preface to the Marquis de Paulmy, celèbre medievalist at the time, which asserts that the cycle of Amadis is a continuation of the knight of the sun. A table of contents allows finding the chronology of each character.
The author: Diego Ortúñez de Calahorra (Nájera, La Rioja, first half of the 16th century - Madrid, second half of the 16th century) was a Spanish writer.
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1780 Rare French Chivalry Book set - The KNIGHT of the SUN - HISTOIRE du CHEVALIER du SOLEIL by Diego ORTUNEZ DE CALAHORRA. Price List