[Les treselegantes & copieuses annales et croniques, des treschretiens & excellens moderateurs des beliqueuses Gaulles: depuis la triste desolation de la tresinclyte & fameuse cité de Troye, iusques au temps du roy Loys Vnzieme iadis composées par feu treseloquent & noble historiographe ... maistre Nicole Gilles ; et depuis additionées selon les moderne historiens, iusques en l'an mil cinq cens cinquante & vn].
Vol. 2 has title: Le second volume des croniques & annales de France as well as a separate title page with a compartment
No title page for Vol. 1; the book simply starts with main text after the flyleaves.
2nd sequence: leaves cxl-cxliii bound: cxlii, cxl, cxliii, cxli.
This book contains several woodcut illustrations (at least 60) as well as decorated woodcut initials throughout the book. The compartment frame for the second volume title page is an elaborate woodcut.
CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown. There is a CRRS stamp on the leaf labelled "cxxx" and someone has crossed out a written note in ink, below which is a crossed out signature. The CRRS stamp also appears on the final leaf.
There is evidence of pencil markings on the flyleaf, where a bookseller has noted a price of 35.00 (but no currency), as well as the words: "many woodcuts and hundreds of woodcut, [indistinct], 1 or 2 leaves at end, leaf x 6 imperfect (p 126, book 2), Gilles Marsselus, Paris 1551, 4th ed., Ctouephes, 2 volumes."
Binding: tight-back binding. This is a very fragile tome and is kept in an archival, acid-free container for that reason. There is evidence of bookworm damage. This book shows evidence of having been trimmed and rebound. The ridges on the spine are likely authentic.
Paper: Frayed wove pages but paper and ink are mostly clear; some damage, some pages are darkened due to time . There is water damage on quite a few of the pages. On page 17, there is a dark spot andother pages have brown spots or circle smudges. On the leaf labelled "lxiii" there is a sizeable splotch at the top of the page as well as on the leaf labelled "cxviii." More splotches appear on the leaves marked lxviii and lxxvii.
In addition, the word "FIN" written on the final leaf is in ink (leaf xliiii)
The leaf prior to cxxvii has a large rip while the leaf marked xli has a tear at the bottom.
There is evidence of possible censorship due to the leaf labelled cviii which has been glued to the opposite of cx.
CRRS copy lacks t.p. and last leaf.
Leather over boards, gold decorative borders on both the front and back covers. There is a significant amount of damage to the covers and spine, which are chipping with red flakes.
Boards measure 20cm x 31cm, leaves measure 19.5cm x 30.5cm.
Appears at the front of the book.
On les vend a Paris : Par Arnoul Langelier ..., 1551.
Title and ed. from RLIN; imprint from t.p. of v. 2.
 p., cxxx leaves [i.e. 260 p.],  p., cxlv leaves [i.e. 290 p.] : ill., ports., genealogical tables ; 32 cm. (fol.)