803.

Sensuyt la tresplaisante hystoire du preux et vaillant Guerin de Montglaue [...].

Paris, for J. Trepperel, [1510]

4to: [4]-xciiii (= 94) ff. (short at top, cleaned).

19th-c. gold-tooled cherry morocco by Lortic (stamp and ticket), covers with gilt-ruled interlaced frames and corner pcs, gilt spine on 5 raised bands, gilt sides, gilt inside dentelles, blue morocco doublures, marbl. flylvs, cloth marker, a.e.g. Excellent copy.

2nd recorded copy (?) of the 1st edition of a prose romance based on "Enfances Garin de Monglane" (15th c.) and "Garin de Monglane" (13th c.), chansons de geste of the cycle of Guillaume, the Merovingian hero of war and religion, Saint William of Gellone (or Guillaume d'Orange). Woodcut on title. Full-page woodcut on verso of title, half-page woodcut on 1r. Woodcut mark at the end. Title in red and black. Printed in gothic type. Ref. Bechtel (Gothiques) G-330 (this copy). - Pettegree FB (1: Utrecht). - Not in Adams, BP16, Moreau, STC French (BL). Prov. Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876), printer, Hellenist and art collector (bookpl.). - [Georges Petit].

€ 6.000 / 8.000

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