Paris; Chartres: Baillieu; Durand imprimeur à Chartres, 1872.
Duodecimo (18 x 12.5) cm.),  pages. One of 200 examples on thick laid paper. FIRST EDITION of this 19th century facsimile edition of the 1545 work by Antoine Truquet, the sixth volume in the Bibliothèque Gothique series, one of eighteen published by Baillieu between 1868 and 1874. Other authors in the series included Nicolas, Villon, Olivier de la Marche and Pathelin. Baillieu is described as a “merchant bookseller occupying his shop on the Quai des Grands Augustin, near the Pont Neuf in Paris” (my translation). Tiny bit of foxing to a few leaves; original decorated, yellow wrappers bound in. Marbled endpapers. In three quarter red morocco, with five raised bands, and gilt decorated compartments, with the binder’s stamp of E. Pouget. Original green silk ribbon present. Some light bumping to the fore corners, otherwise fine. [Brunet, II, 425 (for the edition of 1584); Vicaire 676].