Cest la vie de monseigneur sainct albain, roy de hongrie et martir.

Accession number: 
PML 41005
[30] leaves ; 18 cm (4to)
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Purchased in 1949.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf d5v: Cy finit la vie du glorieux martir mo[n]seigneur fainct albain roy de de [sic] hongrie. translate na gueres de latin en fra[n]coys. Imprime a lyon sur le rone. Le xviii. iour davril. Lan de grace .Mcccclxxxiii.
Printed in Silber's types 3:97G and 4*:125G.
Signatures: a-c⁸ d⁶: 30 leaves, leaf d6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 17.3 x 12.3 cm.

18th-century French sprinkled brown calf over paper boards (18 x 13 cm), sewn on 4 supports. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
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Title in ISTC: Vie de monseigneur sainct albain


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. 18th/19th-century bibliographic notes (endleaves).

François Michel César Le Tellier, marquis de Courtanvaux (1718-1781), armorial stamp, with no. 382 (leaves a1r and d5v); his sale, Paris, 4 March 1782, lot 3297; Robert Lang (d. 1828), of Portland Place; his sale, Evans, 17 Nov. 1828, lot 161 for £2.4.5 (to Payne & Foss?); Payne & Foss, inscription, 1830 (front endleaf 1 verso); John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831), Syston Park, bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1884, lot 2040 (citing sale of Lang's copy for £40 -- this copy? but see sale catalogue for price); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), French Books, no. 569 (many of his French books went to Rahir and then Charles Gillet (1879-1972)); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Arthur Rau, Aug. 1945.