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Frontispiece in the book, Les Aventures du Chevalier Jaufre et de la belle Brunissende translated by Mary Lafon (Paris: Librairie Nouvelle, 1856)
Frontispiece in the book, Les Aventures du Chevalier Jaufre et de la belle Brunissende translated by Mary Lafon (Paris: Librairie Nouvelle, 1856)
Date:
1856
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Wood Engraving
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Europe
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Edition:First;
Binding:full calf, gilt, ca. 1856. signed W. Nutt on verso of front free endpaper.;
Volumes in Set:1;
Pagination:139;
Languages Used in Text: French, translated from a 12th century Provençal manuscript
Provenance:Bruno and Sadie Adriani Collection (their stamp on flyleaf);
Remarks:Various engravers (listed in LeBlanc on p. 203), many of whom have signed in the block ;
Additional wood engravings for chapter endings are not designed by Doré.;
Text is based on an anonymous Provençal rendition of one of the romances of the knights of the Arthurian cycle, influenced (according to the introduction) by the Arabian Nights and Spanish literature.

Accession Number:
1971.28.106.1
Acquisition Date:
1971-01-12
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Bruno and Sadie Adriani Collection

dragon holding a knight off the edge of a precipice over a group of knights gathered below, castle in the