THE AGE OF CHIVALRY

By: National Geographic Society

Price: $14.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Printing (limited to 250,000 copies). Quarter bound in publisher's red cloth over dark red cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and knight medallion on cover, color printed endpapers. 4to. 378 pp. 427 illustrations, 401 in color. This is an unread copy, extremely bright and clean, with a gift inscription (dated Christmas, 1969) on reverse of ffep, else as new. VERY GOOD. The pageant of eleven centuries comes alive in the more than 400 dazzling color illustrations of The Age of Chivalry. You feast your eyes on glorious stained glass, jewels, Gothic sculpture, Byzantine mosaics, exquisite miniatures. A stunning 16-page foldout reveals the full sweep of the Bayeux Tapestry, a priceless panorama of life in the Middle Ages. Eleven fascinating maps and 100, 000 zestful words whisk you back to those stirring days. You sample songs of the troubadours, soaring flights of poetry. You stoop into a peasant's hovel to watch his wife stir gruel, pull up a bench in a drafty castle to feast on pork with knife and fingers and toss the bones to dogs, hark to lutes as squires serve peacock, crow and a stew of chicken offal called "garbage"! You sail with Vikings to raid and trade and discover a land "well-wooded with low hills" - America. And share countless sights and adventures as you live the lives of those in the Middle Ages. Many years in the making, this volume, meticulously researched and written by the world's leading experts in their fields, is a highly acclaimed and authoritative history combined with the photography and illustration for which the National Geographic Society is justly famous. Eleven fascinating maps and 100, 000 zestful words whisk you back to those stirring days. You sample songs of the troubadours, soaring flights of poetry. You stoop into a peasant's hovel to watch his wife stir gruel, pull up a bench in a drafty castle to feast on pork with knife and fingers and toss the bones to dogs, hark to lutes as squires serve peacock, crow and a stew of chicken offal called "garbage"! You sail with Vikings to raid and trade and discover a land "well-wooded with low hills" - America. And share countless sights and adventures as you live the lives of those in the Middle Ages.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Title: THE AGE OF CHIVALRY

Author Name: National Geographic Society

Categories: Illustrated Books, History, Medieval Era,

Edition: Stated First Edition. 1

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Geographic Society: 1969

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 6575

Keywords: History; Middle Ages; Knights; Courtly Love; Medieval Era; Knighthood