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    Printed by Charlotte Guillard,
    "Vidua" or "Widow" of
    the Deceased Master Berthold Rembolt

    [Roman Law]. [Accursius, commentary]. Justinianus. Argume(n)tum Institution(m) Imperiali(m). Immiscentur congruenter textui summaria. Notabiles sane apponuntur additions. Superflua in glosis contenta sunt resecata. Paris: Vidua defuncti magistri Bertholdi Rembolt in edibus suis Solis aurei in via ad divu(m) Jacobum, October 31, 1519. Edited by Jean Chappuis. Quarto in eights. [16], 268 leaves. Title page in red and black with decorated border and printer's device, double page fold out woodcut with small vertical tears, woodcut facing first numbered leaf, decorated initials, text in red and black arranged in two columns surrounded by commentary. Eighteenth century calf, boards with blind rules, rebacked, spine with four raised spine bands. Binding rubbed and lightly crazed.

    Text block trimmed close at head. Small chip lower right corner title page, not affecting text. Last numbered leaf with repaired paper losses, minimal affect to text, and ink sketch on blank verso. Pages with scattered underlines and holograph annotations in margins, and occasional soiling. A scarce volume in very good condition.
    From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


    More Information:

    Charlotte Guillard was born in the late 1480's and little is known of her childhood. She married the printer Berthold Rembolt in 1502. Rembolt worked with Ulrich Gering at the well-known Paris printing house, Soleil d'Or.

    Guillard worked with her husband up until his death in 1518 or 1519. The printing industry at the time was open only to men and their widows. And so by guild system rules she took over the business. Her name, not included on her husband's imprint when he lived, appeared now under the somewhat somber imprint of "Vidua defuncti magistri Bertholdi Rembolt" or "widow of the deceased master Berthold Rembolt."



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