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Le songe du vergier.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Le songe du vergier, du clerc, et du chevalier'. M. Schnerb-Lièvre, Le Songe du vergier: édité d'après le manuscrit Royal 19 C. IV de la British Library, 2 vols (Paris, 1982), I–II. A French adaptation and translation (c.1376-8) of the ‘Somnium viridarii', attributed to Evrart de Trémaugon; see Schnerb-Lièvre, I, pp. XLIII–XLIX, for the textual sources of the Somnium viridarii; pp. XLIX–LXVIII, for the French translation; pp. XLV, LXXV–XXXVIII, on Evrart de Trémaugon as author; pp. LXXVI–LXXXV, for other attributions of authorship; and p. XL for this edition.


Imprint: [Lyons]: Jacques Maillet, 20 Mar. 1491/2. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–m6 n8 o–s6 t v8.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1v.


ISTC: iv00141000

Hain: HC 16006 = 16004;


Proctor: Pr 8622;

Others: CIBN S‑316; Sheppard 6680.

LCN: 14121966


Copy number: S-251(1)

Wanting a1, containing the title and woodcut on the verso (reproduced in Fairfax Murray, French Books, no. 514); leaf n8; and the blank leaf v8.

Binding: Late seventeenth-century sheep; the spine gold-tooled with fleur-de-lis. Sections from a sixteenth-century manuscript used in the binding.

Size: 326 × 229 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 318 × 218 mm.

Provenance: Guilleaume Giroult (fl. 1545); see the inscription ‘guille' girault merchant et garde de la monnaye de tours demourant au mare dor . . . 1545' on v7r. Daniel Dumonstier (1574-1646); see ‘Daniel Dumonstier' on a2r. Date of acquisition unknown; shelfmark provides no guidance.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.1.

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