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¶ Froissart — Le premier volume de messire Jehan Froissart (1530)

November 16, 2017

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Froissart, Jean. Le premier [–quart] volume de messire Jehan Froissart, lequel traicte des choses dignes de memoire advenues, tant es pays de France, Angleterre, Flanders, Espaigne que Escoce, et autres lieux circonuoisins. 4 vols. in 1. Paris: A. Couteau for P. Le Preux, 2 September 1530.

Provenance: Charles Bathurst. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 534 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Goldschmidt catalogue 83, no. 466. — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (f Typ 515.30.407).

References: Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 238.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 878 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Fillastre — Le premier volume de la thoison d’or (1530)

January 29, 2015

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Fillastre, Guillaume. Le premier [-second] volume de la thoison d’or. 2 vols. in 1. Troyes: Nicholas Le Rouge, 21 April 1530.

Illustrated. Several variant imprints.

Provenance: John Ker, Duke of Roxburghe. — Frederick Perkins. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 530 (sold to Leighton for £8 5s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 13 March 1916, no. 217 (18 guineas) [HathiTrust]. — Charles Butler. — Chapin Library, Williams College (French folio).

Digital version: University of Ghent (selected pages).

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¶ Tresplaisante et recreative hystoire (1530)

October 23, 2014

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Chrétien, de Troyes, trans. Tresplaisante et recreative hystoire du trespreulx et vaillant Cheuallier Perceual le galloys. Paris: Jehan Longis, Jehan Sainct Denis, and G. Du Pré, [1530].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Nicolas Yemeniz. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 941 (sold to Quaritch for £79). — John B. Stetson. — Stetson sale, 17–18 April 1935. — Morgan Library (E1 12D) [purchased 1935 via A. S. W. Rosenbach].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 920, p. 83.

Digital version: Gallica.

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¶ Brabant — Van Brabant die excellente Cronike (1530)

July 7, 2014

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Brabant. Van Brabant die excellente Cronike. Antwerp: J. van Doesborch, 1530.

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Jesuit college in Bruges. — Charles Keene. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 321 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 15s.). —Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 1028/D).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 6 (£6).


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