The most precious edition from the 17th century.
Brunet, III, 1458; Tchemerzine, IV, 506; Graesse, IV, 411; Catalogue Rothschild 615; Bulletin Morgand et Fatout 11362.
« Fine edition, the most sought-after… It is difficult to obtain wide-margined copies, moreover with leaves without foxing » mentions Brunet.
In his elegies, epistles, ballades, rondeau, songs, laments, epigrams and psalms, Marot gives the best of French ancient poetry and a really popular inspiration under the veneer of the court politeness.
Official poet idolized by Francis I and Charles the Fifth, Marot marks with his talent the first really remarkable epoch of French poetry which spirit will reappear in La Fontaine who did not forget to pay a tribute to « Maître Clément ».
A beautiful and pure copy, without any foxing, preserved in its fine contemporary red morocco binding.