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Le premier livre de la Cronique du tresvaillant & redouté dom Flores de Grece

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century, Author Nicolas de Herberay (French, died in 1552?), Printer Estienne Groulleau (French, died about 1563), Publisher Jean Longis (French, active 1524–1562), Publisher Vincent Sertenas (French, died in 1562)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, French, 228; Mortimer, French, 272


Overall: 32.8 x 21.2 x 2.5 cm (12 15/16 x 8 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 61 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Etienne Groulleau, for Jean Longis and Vincent Sertenas, 1552) Folio; 173 leaves; gilt-stamped red morocco binding (E. Niedrée, 1846).

Illustrations of battles and individual combat.

Paris: Estienne Groulleau, for Jean Longis and Vincent Sertenas, 1552


Armand Bertin ([i.e., Louis-Maris Armand]1801-1854; his sale, Paris, May 4ff, 1854); Baron François Florentin Achille Seillière (Bibliothèque de Mello); C.N. Radoulesco; Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958); Martin Breslauer, London (cat. 100, no. 41), from whom purchased by MFA, September 21, 1966.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund