La vie de sainte Christine [French verse].
Analysis of Content
a2r La vie de sainte Christine (in verse). Incipit: ‘[O]u nom de dieu victorieux'.
Imprint: [Paris: Jean Du Pré?, c.1486/7]. 4°.
Remarks: Sheppard leaves unassigned and dates [c.1495?]. Assigned to Jean Du Pré at this date by Denise Hillard (personal communication 6 Sept. 2001); this will appear in the Supplement to CIBN.
Collation: a b6.
Types: Type: 116 G. Calligraphic L at beginning of title, also used in a later state in the Légende dorée printed for Vérard, 20 May 1496 (Claudin II 472). Capital space on a2r.
Leaves: 12 leaves.
Line number: 24 lines.
Type area: Type area: 140 ×75 mm.
Illustrations: On a2r a woodcut depicting Christina standing between two archers, flanked by two borders; woodcut initials.
Proctor: Pr 8481;
Others: Sheppard 6563-4.
Copy number: C-189(1)
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century calf; marbled pastedowns; the spine gold-tooled.
Size: 170 × 123 × 7 mm.
Size of leaf: 168 × 110 mm.
On a2r a three-line initial is supplied in interlocked red and blue.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce CC 37.
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