First English edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a minor bump to the foot of the spine. The contents are clean and crisp throughout and remaining free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which has a little fading to the spine. Not price-clipped.
"Paris in the Middle Ages was home to royalty, mountebanks, Knights Templar, merchants, prostitutes, and canons. Bursting outward from the encompassing wall, it was Europe's largest, most cosmopolitan city. Simone Roux chronicles the lives of Parisians over the course of a dozen generations as Paris grew from a military stronghold after the Battle of Bouvines in 1214 to a city recovering from the Black Death of the 1390s. Roux peers into the private lives of people within their homes and chronicles the public world of affairs and entertainments, filling the pages of her book with laborers, shopkeepers, magistrates, thieves, and prelates." (from the jacket)
Stock code: 21161