May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 75

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 2,500
Chastellain, Georges (c. 1405/1415-1475)
Histoire du Bon Chevalier, Messire Jacques de Lalain, Frere et Compagnon de l'Ordre de la Toison d'Or.

Brussels: chez la Vefue d'Hubert Athoine Velpius, 1634.

First edition, quarto, publisher's woodcut device to title, delicately wrought copper-plate portrait of Jacques de Lalaing (1421-1453) on following leaf, a true knight-errant whose life story is the subject of Chastellain's work; lacking blank ?Qq4; repaired tear to signature R; bound in late 17th century speckled calf, very nicely preserved with original gilt label and ruling to spine; slight toning to title, otherwise a very good copy; from the Otto Schäfer collection, sold at Sotheby's, 1 November 1995; Quaritch collation note at end; 7 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.

Brunet I: 1820; Goldsmith C824; Graesse II: 126; rare at auction.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.