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The Romance of the Rose by W. Lorris & J. Clopinel


Hardcover. Condition: Good+. No Date. J.M. Dent.

A book-length poem in Old French, in which the narrator enters a dream world and falls in love with a Rose—an allegorical representation of a young woman. During his pursuit he instructs readers on the art of courtly love, with frequent bawdy comments and detours into alchemy and astronomy.