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Accession number: 
PML 63681
[Lyon] : [Printer of the 'Champion des Dames' (Jean Du Pré (printer of Lyon)?)], [approximately 1485-1490].
[6] leaves ; 18.5 cm. (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Elisabeth Ball Fund, 1973.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in the Printer of the 'Champion des Dames''s type 1:121G (Du Pré's type 22:121G).
On the printer (designated by Proctor the Printer of the Complainte de l'âme damnée), see BMC VIII pp. lvi and 281.
Signatures: a⁶: 6 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
PML Checklist dates to [1487].
Large woodcut (grotesque) initial L on title.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 18 x 12 cm.
The Morgan has a related text in a late fifteenth-century Doctrina mensae manuscript in rhyming Latin verse (M. 1187).

19th-century blind- and gilt-tooled full black calf over paper boards (18.5 x 12.5 cm.), sewn on 5 supports by Clarke & Bedford. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; gilt edges.
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Contenances de la table

Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), French Books, no. 105 (many of his French books went to Rahir and then Charles Gillet (1879-1972)); Edmée Maus (1905-1971), monogram booklabel (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes, Aug. 1967 (rear endleaf 3 recto); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from André Jammes on the Elisabeth Ball Fund, March 1973.