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Bod-Inc: C-189


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.


ISTC: ic00469300

Proctor: Pr 8481;

Others: Sheppard 6563-4.

LCN: 14884699


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.


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