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P. L. Jacob (1806–1884)

Jacob, P. L. (Paul Lacroix) (lä-krwä’). A French novelist and historian; born at Paris, Feb. 27, 1806; died there, Oct. 16, 1884. Under the pseudonym “P. L. Jacob, Bibliophile,” he edited with valuable commentaries the works of Rabelais and other sixteenth-century authors. Among his works are: ‘Dissertations on Some Curious Points of the History of France’ (3 vols., 1838); ‘The Sixteenth Century in France’ (2 vols., 1838); ‘History … of Napoleon III.’ (4 vols., 1853); several historical novels; ‘Historic Costumes of France’ (10 vols., 1852); ‘Manners, Costumes, etc., of the Middle Ages’ (1870); ‘The Eighteenth Century: Institutions, Usages, and Costumes’ (1879); ‘The Directorate and the Empire,’ etc. (1883).