Binding: calfskin, rebacked. Spines gilt tooled, edges of boards gilt rolled. Page edges sprinkled red & brown
Bookplates of R[ichar]d Benyon de Beauvoir, Englefield House, Berks. Signature of May Peabody at head of title, v. 4 & 8
Expanded ed. of: Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres, 1584
Vol. 1 has 2 engraved frontispieces (arms of Cardinal de Buillon, to whom work is dedicated, and angel bearing his monogram); also ports. of Buillon and of Thevet. Nearly all biographies are preceded by engraved port. of the subject, printed as a plate
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