Perceforest (1531–32)

May 17, 2016

1531, 1532

La treselegate, delicieuse, melliflue et tresplaisante hystoire du tresnoble victorieux excellentissime roy Perceforest, roy de la grant Bretaigne. 6 vols. in 3. Paris : E. Gormontius for Jean Petit et Ph. Lenoir, 1531–32.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased from Quaritch, 31 March 1890, for £12 12s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 940 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £21). — Henry Wellcome. — Newberry Library (Case folio YA 95 .68).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 19b, no. 256 (£20). — MS catalogue (2), no. 697 (with two X’s next to it).


Sotheby 1898:

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