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Bod-Inc: Q-006

Quatres Choses [French]


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Quatres choses. Incipit: ‘Quatre choses sont necessaires a soy bien gouuerner en ce monde. [P]enser au temps passe . . .’


Imprint: [Paris]: Jean Tréperel, [c.1495?]. 4°.


Collation: a b6 c4.

Types: Type: 119 G.

Leaves: 16 leaves.

Line number: 26 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 157 ×77 mm (a3r).

Illustrations: Woodcut.

Remarks: Capital space on a2r.

Leaf a1r, title: ‘Les quatre choſes. |' [device]; a1v: [woodcut, a master instructing a youth]; a2r: ‘Sēſuit le liure appelle les quatre | choſes | Quatre choſes ſont neceſ= | ſaires a soy biē gouuerner | en ce monde | pEnſer au temps paſſe | . . .'; c4v, l. 19: ‘La virginite perdue et le tēps [per] du || Cy fine le liure appelle les | quatre choſes'.


ISTC: iq00013400

Proctor: Pr 8212;

Others: Sheppard 6418.

LCN: 14063997


Copy number: Q-006(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf, the spine gold-tooled. Red-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and azure silk bookmark.

Size: 183 × 130 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 179 × 126 mm.

Occasional interlinear corrections in an early hand.

The woodcut and the device are coloured. On a2r a two-line initial ‘P' is supplied in interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks and headings underlining in red; capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: ‘Secousse' (sixteenth century) on a1r. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 38.

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