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Bod-Inc: A-050


Fabulae [French] Les apologues et fables (trans. Guilelmus Tardivus from the Latin of Laurentius Valla).



Imprint: [Paris: Antoine Vérard, c.1493]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN.


Collation: A B8 C6 D8 E6.


ISTC: ia00109000

GW: GW 345;

Hain: HC 341; C 5943;

Goff: Goff A‑109;

Others: Achelis, ‘Aesopübersetzung', 273 no. 6; CIBN A‑61; Macfarlane 103; Sheppard 6249.


Copy number: A-050(1)

Two (heavily cropped) leaves only, A2 and C6. Woodcut on recto of each leaf: that on A2r is illustrated in Pollard, Morris, no. 502, and in Claudin III 427, where Claudin notes that this woodcut was later used on the first leaf of Vérard's L'art de bien vivre et de bien mourir. Woodcut on C6r shows two men, the one on the left holding his head; behind is a door and window, and in the foreground are plants and stones.

Bound with a large number of other miscellaneous fragments in a modern guard-book.

Size of fragments: A2: 226 × 180 mm; C6: 192 × 147 mm.

Pen-trials on both leaves.

Initials are supplied in blue or red, paragraph marks in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. b.1(31,32).

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