Le rommant de la rose.

Accession number: 
PML 606
Guillaume, de Lorris, active 1230.
[Lyon] : [Guillaume Le Roy], [approximately 1487]
[150] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 28.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Begun by Guillaume de Lorris, and finished by Jean de Meung.
Title from title page, leaf a1r: Le Rommant De La Rose.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Le Roy's type 5*:111G.
Signatures: a-s⁸ t⁶: 150 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Illustrated with 92 woodcuts, with 7 blocks repeated.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28 x 19.8 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: a1.

19th-century French gilt-tooled full red goatskin over paper boards (28.5 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves, with plain paper endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Contemporary French rubrication, red initials and paragraph marks on leaf a2r only; red ruling throughout. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes (front endleaf 4 verso and loose leaf laid in at pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, 23 April 1890, lot 1592; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (rear pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 323, 11/10/1900 and price code: wom/-/- (front endleaf 1 verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.