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Bod-Inc: S-173

Septem Sapientes Romae

Historia septem sapientium Romae [French] Les sept sages de Rome.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Table.]

a4r ‘Le prologue sus la translation nouuellement faite'. Incipit: ‘Nous lysons au tiers liure des roys et au tiers chapitre . . .’

a4v Les sept sages de Rome. Deux rédactions du roman des sept sages de Rome, ed. G. Paris (Paris, 1876), 57-205; on the French versions of this work see H. Runte, ‘From the Vernacular to Latin and Back', in Medieval Translators and their Craft, ed. Jeanette Beer, Studies in Medieval Culture, 25 (Kalamazoo, Mich., 1989), 93-133.

k5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Geneva: [Louis Cruse], 24 May 1492. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–k6.

Types: Type: 97 G; printed capitals.

Leaves: 62 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 37 lines (b4r).

Type area: Type area: 179 ×128 mm (b4r).

Illustrations: Woodcuts.

Remarks: Leaf a2r: ‘La table ſur leuure ſuyuant.'; a4r: ‘Le prologue ſus la trāſlation nouuellemēt faite de lyſtoire | des ſept ſages de rōme ou ſe cōtient la diuiſion du liure.'; a4v: ‘Cy commence lyſtoire des ſept ſages de rōme'; [woodcut]; k5v, colophon: ‘Sy finiſt le preſent liure des ſept | Sages de Rōme. Imprime a ge/ | neue. Lan M.cccc.lxxxxij. Le. | xxiiij.jour de May. Deo gr̄as'; | [woodcut].


ISTC: is00450700

Hain: HC 8736;

Proctor: Pr 7815;

Others: CIBN H‑157; Lökkös, Genève, 59; Schreiber V 5140; Sheppard 6776-7.

Remarks: Lökkös refers to this as the editio princeps of the French translation, and notes the two copies in Paris. There are various differences in his transcription.

LCN: 14052776


Copy number: S-173(1)

Wanting the title-page a1, leaf c2, and the blank leaf k6.

Binding: Gold and blind-tooled nineteenth-century(?) calf; marbled edges and pastedowns; blue silk bookmark.

Size: 242 × 180 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 237 × 167 mm.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 143.

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