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Personal Recollections of Joan Of Arc by The Sieur Louis De Conte (Her Page and Secretary)

£14.99

Product description

A two volume hardback set.

Volume one. The cover is in poor condition. The spine is chipped and shelf worn. The title has been cut out on the spine and two pieces have come loose, still attached along the edge.The spine has split down the center. Inside there is a bookplate pasted to the front cover interior. The fly leaf has a facsimile signature of Mark Twain. A plate of the maid of Orleans with a tissue cover has become detached. There is a further plate inside and this still attached. The pages have deckled edges and a number have not been cut. The top edge is gilded.

Volume Two. The cover is in poor condition. The spine has a split down the top left for a couple of inches and is coming away at the top. It is chipped and shelf worn. The pages have deckled edges. Inside there is a bookplate pasted down. The fly leaf has a facsimile signature of Mark Twain. The top edge is gilded.

These books were published by Harper & brothers and are undated, copyrighted in 1896 and 1899, possibly circa 1900's

Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte , or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France". De Conte is a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page Louis de Contes, and provides narrative unity to the story. He is presented as an individual who was with Joan during the three major phases of her life - as a youth in Domremy, as the commander of Charles' army on military campaign, and as a defendant at the trial in Rouen. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.

This is Volume XVIII of the writings of Mark Twain, Hillcrest Edition.

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Author(s):
Twain, Mark as Alden, Jean Francois
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
14 x 21
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
663
Publisher:
Harper & brothers
Title:
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte

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A two volume hardback set.

Volume one. The cover is in poor condition. The spine is chipped and shelf worn. The title has been cut out on the spine and two pieces have come loose, still attached along the edge.The spine has split down the center. Inside there is a bookplate pasted to the front cover interior. The fly leaf has a facsimile signature of Mark Twain. A plate of the maid of Orleans with a tissue cover has become detached. There is a further plate inside and this still attached. The pages have deckled edges and a number have not been cut. The top edge is gilded.

Volume Two. The cover is in poor condition. The spine has a split down the top left for a couple of inches and is coming away at the top. It is chipped and shelf worn. The pages have deckled edges. Inside there is a bookplate pasted down. The fly leaf has a facsimile signature of Mark Twain. The top edge is gilded.

These books were published by Harper & brothers and are undated, copyrighted in 1896 and 1899, possibly circa 1900's

Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte , or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France". De Conte is a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page Louis de Contes, and provides narrative unity to the story. He is presented as an individual who was with Joan during the three major phases of her life - as a youth in Domremy, as the commander of Charles' army on military campaign, and as a defendant at the trial in Rouen. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.

This is Volume XVIII of the writings of Mark Twain, Hillcrest Edition.

Author(s):
Twain, Mark as Alden, Jean Francois
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
14 x 21
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
663
Publisher:
Harper & brothers
Title:
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte

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