Le premier [-tiers] volume de Enguerran de Monstrellet : ensuyvant Froissart nagueres imprime a Paris des cronicques de France, dangleterre, descoce, despaigne, de bretaigne, de bascongne, de flandres, et lieux circonuoisins.

Accession number: 
PML 27754-55
Author: 
Monstrelet, Enguerrand de, approximately 1390-1453.
Description: 
[11], ii-cccii; [8], i-CCi; [6], cxxxiii-cclx leaves (with mistakes) : illustration (woodcut) ; 34.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1930.
Notes: 

Partly xylographic title from half-title page, part I, leaf ā1r.
Imprint from colophon, part III, leaf RR8r: Cy finist le tiers volume denguerran de monstrellet des croniq[ue]s de fra[n]ce et de[n]gleterre et de bourgongne [et] autres pays circo[n]voysins q[ui] suive[n]t celles de froissart. Imprimez a paris pour Anthoine verard libraire demourant a paris a petit pont a lymaige sai[n]ct Jehan leva[n]geliste ou au palais devant la chappelle ou len cha[n]te la messe des messeigneurs les presidens.
Vérard's device, part II, leaf [rum]10v.
Printed in Vérard's type 3**:119G(?).
Dated from the state of the device and the address (CIBN II: p.291). Dated about 1500 in Goff, ISTC dates [between 25 Oct. 1499 and July 1503].
Signatures: part I: ā¹⁰; a-d EE⁸ f¹⁰ g-v⁸ x⁶(3+1: "de attendre toutes adventures") y-z [et] aa-mm⁸ nn⁶ oo⁸: 313 leaves; part II: A-X y z [et] [con]⁸ [rum]¹⁰: 210 leaves; part III: AA⁶ BB-RR⁸: 134 leaves.
Paper format: Median folio.
1 woodcut, part I, leaf x3v.
Partly xylopgraphic titles, beginning with large grotesque initial L; printed initials throughout.
BMC notes that part III is by a continuator of Monstrelet.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 33.2 x 33.4 cm.
PML copy bound vol 1: part I, vol. 2: parts II-III.

Binding: 
17th/18th-century French blind- and gilt-tooled calf over wooden boards (34.5 x 25 cm), sewn on 6 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; sprinkled edges.
Variant Title: 

Cronicques de France

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Part I, quire signature EE corrected in manuscript to "ee." Part I, leaf x3+1 signed in manuscript "x4."

Provenance: 
French bookseller's typed description, laid-in (vol. 1, rear pastedown); German dealer's (Baer?) price code and inscription: "Gldd.- 2 Bde." (vol. 1, rear pastedown) Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Joseph Baer & Co., Oct. 1930.
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