Le proprietaire en francoys.

Accession number: 
PML 75093
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, active 13th century.
Lyon : Mathieu Husz, le .xv. iour de mars, lan Mil.CCCC.lxxxxi [15 March 1491/1492].
[224] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 31 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of John A. Saks, 1976.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r, with large ornamental woodcut initial L.
Imprint from colophon, leaf B7v: ...Et imprime audit lieu de lyon par honnorable homme maistre Mathieu husz: maistre en lart de impression le .xv. iour de mars. Lan Mil.CCCC.lxxxxi. [Printer's mark]
Datable to 1492 from the ornamental L, the state of the cuts and the types (Hillard/CIBN).
Printed in Huss's types 4:160G and 9:87G.
Signatures: a⁸; ²a b-z [et] [con] A-B⁸: 224 leaves, leaf a8 blank.
Paper format: Median folio.
Translated by Jean Corbichon. Edited by Pierre Farget.
Woodcut initials and 20 woodcut illustrations.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 30.8 x 23 cm.
PML copy missing 3 leaves: a1.8 and B8, replaced in facsimile.

Modern full brown goatskin, blind-tooled in a pastiche of an early style, over boards (31.5 x 23.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Chambolle-Duru. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Les proprietaire des choses


Hand decoration: Contemporary French rubrication, red initials. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Jules Noilly, monogram booklabel (front endleaf 2 verso), his sale, Paris, 20 March 1886, lot 469 for fr.365; Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of John A. Saks, Nov. 1976.