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Bod-Inc: M-333

Myst ère

Le Mystère de la Passion Jésus-Christ.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Michel, Jean: ‘Prologue'. Jean Michel, Le Mystère de la Passion, ed. Omer Jodogne (Gembloux, 1959), 3-11.

a7r Michel, Jean: Le Mystère de la Passion Jésus-Christ. Le Mystère de la Passion, ed. Jodogne, 12-440; with a prologue before day two, but not before days three and four. Jean Michel is described in the heading on a6v as having made additions and corrections.

N8r Michel, Jean: ‘Prologue final'. Michel, Le Mystère de la Passion, ed. Jodogne, 440.

N8r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Paris: [Pierre Le Dru] for Antoine Vérard, 1499. Folio.

Remarks: As assigned (doubtfully) by CIBN; Pr assigns to [Jean Poitevin], Sheppard to [Étienne Jehannot], with the note: ‘Type 83 B contains many wrong-fount capitals resembling those of J. Maurand 77 G [Haebler 3, Claudin II 291-20].' CIBN dates [before 25 Oct. 1499].


Collation: a–n A–N8.

Remarks: Leaf k1 signed kii.

Types: Types: apparently as CIBN. Two columns.

Leaves: 208 leaves, not as Michel, Le Mystère de la Passion, ed. Jodogne (206).

Line number: 47 lines, plus headline (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 200 (209) ×126 mm (a2r).

Illustrations: A woodcut on the verso of title-page: see Macfarlane.

Remarks: Leaf a1r, title: ‘Ceſt le miſtere de la paſſion Ieſu | criſt iouee a Paris et Angiers.'; a1v: [woodcut]; a2r: ‘Prologue capital au miſtere de la | paſſion ieſucriſt. | Verbum caro factum eſt | [D]ieu tout puiſſant filz eternel | Regnant en regne ſupernel | . . .'; N8r, col. 2, l. 13: ‘Prologue final | Puis quauons eu temps [et] eſpace | De reduire en brief par eſcript | . . .'; l. 21: ‘¶Cy finiſt le miſtere de la paſſion no= | ſtreſeigneur ieſucriſt Imprimee a Paris | lan mil. CCCC.xcix. pour Anthoine Ve | rard libraire demourant ſur le pont no= | ſtre dame a limage ſaint iehan leuange= | liſte / ou au palais au premier pillier de= | uant la chapelle ou on chāte la meſſe de | meſſeigneurs les preſidens.'; N8v blank.}


ISTC: im00885000

Hain: H 11664;

Goff: Goff M‑885;

Proctor: Pr 8368;

Others: CIBN M‑564; Michel, Le Mystère de la Passion, ed. Jodogne, p. xiii, edn D; Macfarlane 60; Pellechet MS. 8271 (8196); Graham A. Runnalls, Les Mystères français imprimés, Bibliothèque du XVe siècle, 61 (Paris, 1999), 141 no. 14d; Sheppard 6499.

LCN: 14497922


Copy number: M-333(1)

Wanting n8, presumably blank.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled red morocco; gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns. See Barber, ‘Baroque to Neoclassicism', no. 23.

Size: 254 × 185 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 247 × 175 mm.

Bibliographical notes by Douce, including a pasted sheet attached to the rear pastedown.

Two three-line initials and a paragraph mark supplied in brown ink on a2r.

Provenance: ‘3189 B. J. No. 17' on front pastedown. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); anonymous sale: (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 20 Dec. [1798]), lot 71, for £2. 12. 6. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 150.

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