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The Life of the Chevalier Bayard  

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The Life of the Chevalier Bayard; "The Good Knight," "Sans Peur et Sans Reproche"
Simms, W. Gilmore
New York
Harper & Brothers

xi, [1], 401 pp. Frontispiece portrait and 13 wood engravings in the text by J. Halpin. (8vo), original blind-stamped red cloth, spine with gilt decorations and lettering. First Edition. 

A biography of the "knight without fear and beyond reproach," the Chevalier de Bayard (1473-1524) by South Carolina novelist and poet, William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870). Simms once fancied himself something of a knight when he wrote under the pseudonym "A Bachelor Knight." The illustrations by J. Halpin are notably well executed.

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Light wear and soiling to cloth; scattered light foxing; very good.
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