GUYARD de BERVILLE (Guillaume-François).... - Lot 181 - Richard Maison de ventes

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GUYARD de BERVILLE (Guillaume-François).... - Lot 181 - Richard Maison de ventes
GUYARD de BERVILLE (Guillaume-François). Histoire de Pierre Terrail, dit le Chevalier Bayard, sans peur et sans reproche. Paris, Chez Pierre-Laurent Giffart, 1760. One volume in-12, full contemporary brown basane, smooth spine decorated. XXXII, 524 pp. First edition of the "History" of the famous knight Bayard (Pierre Terrail), poetic ideal and prototype of the French knight. Born in 1475 or 1476 at Château Bayard (Pontcharra), Bayard died in battle on April 30, 1524 at Romagnano Sesia or Rovasenda (in Piedmont, Italy, near Milan). Guillaume François Guyard de Berville (1697 - 1770) began writing at the age of 60. His Histoire de Bayard (1760) and Histoire de Duguesclin (1767) were well received and reprinted many times. Nevertheless, he lived in poverty and died at Bicêtre. Guyard de Berville dedicated this work to the "Gentilshommes Élèves de l'École Royale Militaire". Partially faded gilt on spine, otherwise a good copy.
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