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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1967. The book is in very good condition, with blue covers decorated with white fleur-de-lys and covered with its original titled cellophane jacket. There are 60 pages with black and white illustrations in the text by Lettice Sandford. Translated from the Old- French by F W Bourdillon.


Aucassin and Nicolette is an anonymous medieval French fictional story. It is the unique example of a chantefable, literally, a "sung story", a combination of prose and verse. 


Aucassin, “endowed with all good qualities,” is the son of the Count of Beaucaire and falls in love with Nicolette, a captive Saracen turned Christian. The lovers are imprisoned but manage to escape and, after many vicissitudes (including flight, capture, and shipwreck), are able to marry.

Aucassin and Nicolette by F.W. Bourdillon

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