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Livre de Baudoin comte de Flandre et de Ferrant fils du Roi du Portugal [French].


Analysis of Content

[*1r] ‘Table de ce present liure'.

a1r Livre de Baudoin comte de Flandre et de Ferrant fils du Roi du Portugal. Incipit: ‘[E]n l'an mil cent quatrevingtz auoit en Flandres vng conte nomme . . .’ Le Livre de Baudoyn, conte de Flandre; suivi des fragments du Roman de Trasignyes, ed. E. P. Serrure and A. Voisin (Bruxelles, 1836), reprint of the edn Chambéry 1485 (GW 3729). The heroes are probably Count Baudouin VIII of Flandres (1150-1195, see Stokvis III 494-5; LMA I 1371; Jacques Falmagne, Baudouin V, comte de Hainaut, 1150-1195 (Montreal, 1966)) and Fernão of Portugal (1188-1233, see Stokvis II 28); the latter was the third son of King Sancho I of Portugal (1154-1211) and married, in 1212, Joanna (1188-1244), daughter of Baudouin IX Count of Flanders and grand-daughter of Baudouin VIII.


Imprint: [Lyons: Guillaume Le Roy with Barthelemy Buyer], 12 Nov. 1478. 4°.


Collation: [*4] a–h I l8 m n6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00281500

GW: GW 3727;

Hain: HC 2709;


Proctor: Pr 8502;

Others: CIBN B‑186; Sheppard 6571.

LCN: 13957916


Copy number: B-133(1)

Wanting leaves a1, a6, b8, gathering c, leaves d1 and d2, and the blank leaf n6. Leaf [*1] mutilated.

Leaves e7 and e8 transposed by the binder.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) quarter calf, the spine gold-tooled; the boards covered with Buntpapier.

Size: 265 × 195 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 190 mm.

Manuscript note on g8v.

Provenance: Guillaume de Bure (1734-1820); on the front pastedown ‘De Bure No. 3834' (unclear which sale). Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 160.

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