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Bod-Inc: G-337

Guillaume de Digulleville

Le pèlerinage de l'âme.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [Table of contents.]

A1r [Guillaume de Digulleville]: ‘Le prologue du translateur.’ Incipit: ‘[A]pres que iay descript a mon premier liure la vision de mon songe . . .’ This is not the prologue as described in the title (that of Jean Galloppes), but is actually the prose version of Guillaume's own prologue: see Edmond Faral, ‘Guillaume de Digulleville, Jean Galloppes et Pierre Virgin', in Études romanes dediés à M. Roques (Paris, 1946), 89-102, at 96.

A2v [Guillaume de Digulleville]: Le pèlerinage de l'âme. Incipit: ‘Quant ie me sueillay apres mon songe de l'umain . . .’ In the prose version of Jean Galloppes. For this version see Faral, ‘Digulleville, Galloppes et Virgin', 95-6, and Edmond Faral, ‘Guillaume de Degulleville, moine de Châalis', Histoire littéraire de la France, 39 (Paris, 1952), 1-132, at 129-30. For recent bibliography see also The 'Pèlerinage' Allegories of Guillaume de Deguileville: Tradition, Authority and Influence, ed. Marco Nievergelt et al, Gallica, 32 (Cambridge, 2013).


Imprint: Paris: Antoine Vérard, 27 Apr. 1499. Folio.


Collation: [*2] A–O6.

Illustrations: 28 woodcuts.


ISTC: ig00635700

GW: GW 11844;

Hain: HC 8330; C 2881;

Goff: Goff G‑637;


Proctor: Pr 8442 (II);

Others: Claudin II 477; Hillard 962; Sheppard 6264 (II).

LCN: 14460505


Copy number: G-337(1)

Wanting O5, the missing text being supplied in manuscript in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century mottled calf, with gold-tooled spine and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 273 × 198 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 265 × 180 mm.

Provenance: ‘Barré'; name(?) in an eighteenth-century(?) hand on the recto of the rear endleaf; printed label ‘B' on the front pastedown. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate; acquired by Douce between 1827 (watermark date on paper with bibliographical notes in his hand attached to the front endleaf) and 1832 (date on another note in Douce's hand). Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 171.

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