Gesta Romanorum, or, Entertaining moral stories [2 Vols]
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Description for Gesta Romanorum, or, Entertaining moral stories [2 Vols] Hardcover. 'Invented by the monks as a fire-side recreation; and commonly applied in their discourses from the pulpit: Whence the most celebrated of our own poets and others, from the earliest times, have extracted their plots. Translated from the Latin, with preliminary observations and copious notes, by The Rev. Charles Swan." Fine bindings with rubbed marbled boards, brightly gilted leather title label on the spine of each, attractive gilt tooling marbled end papers. James St Aubyn's bookplate on inside cover2 Vols complete. First thus.
C. and J. Rivington