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Author LEFEVRE, Raoul (fl.1460) William Caxton, translator
Title The Destruction of Troy, in Three Books. The I. Shewing the founders and foundation of the said city, with the causes and manner how it was sacked.... The II. How it was re-edified, and how Hercules slew King Laomedon, and destroyed it the second time:... The III. How Priamus son of King Laomedon, rebuilded Troy again, more strong than it was before: and for the ravishment of Dame Helen, wife to King Menelaus of Greece, the said city was utterly destroyed, and Priamus with Hector, and al his sons slain. Also mentioning the rising and flourishing of divers kings and kingdoms, with the decay and overthrow of others. With many admirable acts of chivalry and martial prowess, effected by valiant knights, in the defence and love of distressed ladies. The Eleventh Edition...
Imprint London : Printed for T. Passinger, at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge, 1684.
Price £1500.00                 Terms of Business
Stock No HMFHMF1437
Description Small 4to, [iv], 152, 149-184, [6], 46, 49-134, [2], 121, [3] pp, A2, A-Z, Aa-Bb4, A-R4, A-P4, Q2, black letter, separate title-page to each part, brown morocco, fillet border with small scroll corners gilt, spine with 4 raised bands, compartments lined in gilt, title-page a little dust soiled, text with some deckle edges, a good copy.
Notes A translation by William Caxton of Raoul Lefèvre’s Recueil des Histories de Troyes.
Any edition in English is rarely on the market, and of this edition the last copy sold at auction was in 1930 at Sothebys.
References ESTC R12739 Wing L933