WILLIAM HENRY HUDSON’S FRANCE, ATTRACTIVELY BOUND
HUDSON, William Henry. France. The Nation and Its Development from Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Third Republic. London: George G. Harrap, 1919. Thick octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. $400.
Early edition of this comprehensive history of France, with over four dozen plates featuring portraits of French royals and aristocrats and half-tone views of France, attractively bound.
This lengthy history of France begins with the Gauls prior to the arrivals of the Franks and concludes with the Second Empire. Along the way, Hudson pays special attention to the influence of feudalism, the Hundred Years’ War, and the importance of each of the various monarchs and rulers. The first edition was published in 1917. Bookseller ticket.
Interior generally fine, only light rubbing to binding. A near-fine copy.