The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £850.00

  

The Unequal Match or, Mary of Anjou Queen of Majorca: an Historical Novel

By Jean La Chapelle

1681-3 - London - R. Bentley

5.5" by 3", 164, 174pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

The extremely rare first edition of the English translation of Jean de la Chapelle's historical novel.

The title page lists this as being 'the second and last part', dated 1683 only, however, the pagination and further titles indicate that it contains both the first part of 1681 and the second and third parts of 1683.

'Printed for R. Bentley, at the Post-House in Russel-Street, near the Piazza in Covent-Garden'.

With a publisher's catalogue to the rear of 'Plays printed for  R. Bentley'.

Jean de La Chapelle (24 October 1651 - 29 May 1723) was a French writer and dramatist. A minor nobleman, the nephew of Boileau, his literary talents made him stand out to the Prince of Conti to whom he became a private secretary in 1678.

Marie of Anjou (14 October 1404 29 November 1463) was the Queen consort of King Charles VII of France from 1422 to 1461. Marie was the eldest daughter of Louis II of Anjou, titular King of Naples, titular King of Sicily, and Yolande of Aragon, titular Queen of Aragon. She married her second cousin King Charles VII in April 1422 at Bourges and became Queen consort of Charles, although Charles himself was not crowned King until 17 July 1429 at Reims, following the successful endeavors of Joan of Arc in expelling the English from most of France. Her husband's victory in the Hundred Years War owed a great deal to the support he received from Marie's family, notably from her mother Yolande of Aragon.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding. Externally sound, although rubbed, with marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age-toned with some mild damp staining. There is slight loss to the title page, and significant loss to page 1, affecting a good deal of the text. Large closed tear to the last page. A very rare survival. Overall: GOOD.


ADD TO BASKET

Price: £850.00


What Our Customers Say...

Tim, USA

Book delivered safely - already positioned on my library shelf. Thank you very much!!!

Louise, UK

Thanks for your prompt attention - the book has arrived safely, is wrapped and waiting patiently under the tree!

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

Many Thanks!

I will highly recommend your store to my friends.

Very Best Regards!

Simon, USA

 I just received the book tonight. It is beautiful, thank you!

Melinda, The Netherlands

Thank you, the book has arrived as described and well packaged. We are delighted and it is now safely in our archives!

Pam, UK

The books arrived today, and I'm very pleased with them. As always, they were nicely packed and I love your use of DHL for fast delivery.

David, USA

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...