London: William Pickering, 1835. First edition. Hardcover. A handsome edition bound by Riviere of this work by Costello (1799-1870), who was an accomplished Anglo-Irish artist and prolific poet and author." She was also a fine miniature painter, and her illustrations show her exquisite sensibility.
"Medieval and Renaissance French poetry, translated into English by an acclaimed poet, travel writer, historian and painter. Some of the more uncommon pieces are provided in both their original French and in English, and brief biographical entries are supplied for many figures." (from OCLC: 4760217).
Fine binding by Riviere and Son, bound in full red morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, boards with gilt rules, inner dentelles with gilt and floral rules. Orig. cream laid end papers.
8vo (12.5 x 18.8 cm); xlix, 298pp including color frontispiece and three color plates, all edges gilt. Rubbed through on the corners; spine chip at the top, board reattached. ???? Fine internally, the binding a little delicate but a delight overall. Very good overall. Item #26496