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    Printed by Berthold Rembolt,
    the Husband of Charlotte Guillard

    [Charlotte Guillard, association]. [Josse Chlichtove, editor]. Bernardus Claravallensis [Bernard of Clairvaux]. Melliflui devotisq[uaes] doctoris Sa[n]cti Bernardi abbatis Clarevallen[is]. Paris: Berthold Rembolt for Jean Petit, 17 August, 1517. Folio. With Gilbert of Hoyland's commentary on Sermones super Cantica canticorum. [58], 322, 41, [4] leaves. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut border and printer's device on title page, woodcut on verso of second leaf, decorated and inhabited initials. Contemporary blind-stamped calf covered boards, five raised spine bands, three of four brass catches (broken), pages with edge tabs. Binding rubbed, few small holes in boards from biopredation, scratches on rear board, joints cracked. Hinges cracked. No free endpapers. Title page trimmed along its upper margin, both it and following leaf with restored paper losses along fore-edge borders, reinserted on stubs. Few leaves coming loose. Eight inch rounded tear in leaf XXXVII. Holograph ink annotations, including on title page. Pages with edge wear, some tears and chips (few repaired), soiling, staining, and foxing. Overall very good. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    The famed Parisian printer Charlotte Guillard worked with her husband up until his death in 1518 or 1519, not long after this publication.


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