Lospital damours.

Accession number: 
PML 128213
[Lyon]: [Printer of the 'Champion des Dames' (Jean Du Pré (printer of Lyon)?)], [about 1489-1492]
[28] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 18.5 cm. (4to)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Curt F. Bühler and Lathrop C. Harper C-1 Funds, 1999.

Title from half-title page, leaf a1r.
Imprint from ISTC. GW dates about 1485-1490, CIBN 1489-1492.
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: a⁸ b-c⁶ d⁸: 28 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery quarto.
2 woodcuts, leaf a1r-v.
Erroneously attributed to Alain Chartier; CIBN attributes to Achille Caulier.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 18.2 x 13.2 cm.

18th-century German half calf, with sprinkled paper sides, over paper boards (18.5 x 14 cm.), sewn on 5 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; sprinkled edges.
Variant Title: 

L'hôpital d'amours


Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Gotha, Forschungs- und Landesbibliothek, ink stamp, early 19th century (leaf a1r); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Bruce McKittrick, Dec. 1999.