Title: Histoire des ordres militaires ou des chevaliers, des milices séculières et régulières de l’un et de l’autre sexe, qui ont été établies jusques à présent. Tome 4 (Vol 4)
Author: Jacques Basnage de Beauval
Publisher: Pierre Brunel, Amsterdam, 1721
Condition: Calf with raised bands and gilt to spine. Volume 4 only. Extremely rare. Some wear and fading to spine, but well bound and generally clean. Profusely illustrated with engravings on plates, but quite a few plates have been cut out and are missing. One of two pages of engravings have been mutilated, and bear gaping holes in the page. Priced accordingly. Still contains many extremely beautiful plates. Text entirely in French.
About the book:
The History of Military Orders or Knights compiles the names, orders, progress and decline of the knights of France from 400 – 1700 AD.
This fourth and final volume includes endnotes , chronologies, and engravings of weapons, necklaces and crosses of various military orders.