The page of Bellay, Joachim du, English bibliography
The best edition of the works of J du Bellay is Œuvres francaises (2 vols., 1866-1867), edited with introduction and notes by C Marty-Laveaux in his Pléiade française. His Œuvres choisies were published by L Becq de Fouquières in 1876. The chief source of his biography is his own poetry, especially the Latin elegy addressed to Jean de Morel, "Elegia ad Janum Morellum Ebredunensem, Pytadem suum," printed with a volume of Xenia (Paris, 1569). A study of his life and writings by H Chamard, forming vol. viii. of the Travaux et mémoires de l'université de Lille (Lute, 1900), contains all the available information and corrects many common errors. See also Sainte-Beuve, Tableau de la poésie française au XVI siècle (1828); La Défense et illust. de la langue française (1905), with biographical and critical introduction by Leon Séché, who also wrote Joachim du Bellay--documents nouveaux et inédits (1880), and published in 1903 the first volume of a new edition of the Œuvres; Lettres de Joachim du Bellay (1884), edited by P de Nolhac; G Wyndham, Ronsard and La Pléiade (1906); H Belloc, Avril (1905); A Tilley, The Literature of the French Renaissance (2 vols., 1904).