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    The Franklin V. Spellman Collection of the Sixteenth-Century French Printer
    Charlotte Guillard

    Forty Titles Printed by Charlotte Guillard and Her Associates. Bound Variously in Vellum, Calf, Sheepskin, Pigskin, and Paper. Paris: 1483 - 1569. "I bestow on you this significant work, not only of the author, who is highly deserving of your gratitude, but also for my sake, who continuously for the last fifty years have been carrying on the duties of a printer which are a very heavy weight, both of cost and concerns. Fare thee well, Paris October 6, 155[2]."

    These are the final words of a two-paged prefatory letter to the 1552 two-volume Greek and Latin dictionary of Jacques Toussaint by the celebrated sixteenth century French printer and publisher, Charlotte Guillard. One of only a handful of women in the printing profession at the time, she had a remarkable career which spanned half a century; beginning with her marriage to the printer Berthold Rembolt, surviving his death, continuing with her marriage to the bookseller turned publisher Claude Chevallon, surviving his death, and ultimately thriving under Guillard's own direction.

    This lot of forty titles, printed by Guillard and her associates, is a testament to that career.

    That the prefatory letter is the only known publication of her own words, also speaks volumes. The letter was included to explain the delay in the dictionary's publication, due to Toussaint's death, the loss of her own nephew, and the flattering request from the Bishop of Verona for her to publish his second book. It is the letter of a practical business woman and a visionary printer, whose expression came, not through her own flowery prose, but through her awareness of timetables and her choices of which works to print.

    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. The earliest book present in this collection is a copy of Nicholas de Lyra's Postilla super Psalterium printed by Ulrich Gering in 1483, eleven years before his association with Berthold Rembolt.

    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."

    She would see seven books through the press before marrying her second husband (Beech, 346), including three present in this collection: Jacobus de Voragine's Sermones Quadragesimales (circa 1518), Accursius' commentary on Justianus' Agrumentum Institution Imperialim (1519), and Prima [-quarta] pars Joannis Gesonis... (1521) in conjunction with Rembolt's cousin Pierre Gromors.
    Guillard married the bookseller Claude Chevallon in 1520 or 1521, who began publishing at the Soleil d'Or under the printer's mark of Rembolt. As she worked with her new husband, Guillard's name disappeared from the imprint, replaced by Chevallon's.

    For a fascinating example of this "changing of the guard" see the 1523 edition of Pope Gregory I's In hoc volumine contenta, Divi Gregorii Primi In beatum Job moralis expositionis libri xxxv ..., where the printer's device of Berthold Rembolt (with lions) appears on the title page and the smaller printer's device of Claude Chevallon (with horses, a play on his own name, cheval meaning horse) appears on the verso of the final leaf.

    After seventeen years of marriage and a successful partnership, Chevallon died in 1537. It was then that Guillard took full control of the business, her name now appearing prominently on the imprint.

    "Between 1537 and 1557, she printed or published approximately 158 different titles on an average of eight a year."(Beech, 347).

    Looking through the books present in this collection, one can appreciate the intellectual depth and breadth of her output. She was clearly working in the Renaissance world of ideas.

    Here are found not only Bibles and their commentaries, but also the works of the Christian "Greek Fathers" in Greek and in translation. Present are works by both St. Basil (1547) and St. Chrysostom (1556), edited and translated by the Carthusian monk Godefroi Tilmann.

    Guillard also published the works of the controversial Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus, a previous client of her second late husband. This collection includes Erasmus' edition of St. Augustine (1555), the fifth volume of his and Tilmann's five volume set of St. John Chrysostom (1556), his Greek and Latin New Testaments (1543), and a prefatory letter he wrote to Tilmann's edition of St. Basil (1547).
    Living not only in the Renaissance, but also in the time of the Reformation, Guillard found herself occasionally publishing anti-Protestant works. As an example see John Fisher's 1545 volume against Martin Luther, Assertionis Lutheranae confutatio, juxta verum ac etiam originalem archetypum, nunc adunguem diligentissime recognita.

    There are legal works present, such as Emperor Justinian's Digestorum seu pandectarum juris Caesarii... (1540), better known under its later title Corpus Juris; and one of a smaller number of scientific works, Hippocratis Coi Medicorum Omnium longe principis, opera quae apud nosextant omnia (1546).
    Interestingly, this lot includes not only a copy of the previously mentioned two volume dictionary of Jacques Toussaint (1552), but also a copy of the Bishop of Verona's second book, Luigi Lippomano's Catena in Exodum (1550), which served to delay the former work's publication.

    As early as the mid to late 1540s, Guillard began printing and sharing the imprint with Guillaume Desboys, her nephew in law. The first example of their partnership in this collection is the 1549 Bible edited by Jean Benoit and published by "Carolum Guillard, sub sole aureo, and Gulielmum Desboys."

    Charlotte Guillard continued publishing up until her death in 1557, completing a long printing career which began in 1502.

    We are pleased to present this important collection of books, printed by Charlotte Guillard and her associates. Collected by Franklin V. Spellman, they represent a thoughtful cross section of the printer's works. And although the books are remarkable physical artifacts in themselves, they still have a greater value; as through Charlotte Guillard's decision making and design, each in their own turn reflects the spirit of the Renaissance.
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    Works used and cited:
    Beech, Beatrice. "Charlotte Guillard: A Sixteenth-century Business Woman." Renaissance Quarterly (1983): 345-367.
    Becker, Beatrice. "Charlotte Guillard, Printer of the Renaissance." The Inland Printer (Dec. 1923): 438-440. [Prefatory translation by Becker.]
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    Nicholas de Lyra. Postilla super Psalterium. Paris: Ulrich Gering, November 5, 1483.
    Saint and Pope Gregory I. Beatissimi Gregorij Pape totius ecclesie luminis preclarissimi In septe[m] psalmos penite[n] tiales explanatio ad modum vtilis; cum tabula materiarum. Paris: In Sole aureo Parisius vico Sorbonico opera Vdalrici Gering [et] M[a]g[ist]ri Berchtoldi Re[m]bolt socio[rum], anno 1508 die v[er]o xx Marcij. 1508.
    [Giovanni Battista Pio, editor]. Nonius Marcellus and Sextus Pompeius Festus [Lacks Varro]. Que hoc libro continentur: Nonii Marcelli peripathetici ad filium de verborum proprietate co[m]pendium. Sexti Festi Pompei fragmenta Per ordinem. [Paris:] Venundantur Claudio Chevallon ante Collegium cameracense sub divi Christofori intersignio [1511.]
    [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.
    Jacobus de Voragine. Sermones Quadragesimales Magistri Jacobi de voragine: sacre theologie professoris meritissimi.... [Paris:] [Veuve? Berthold Rembolt?], [c1518.]
    [Petrus de Palude, Patriarch of Jerusalem (Pierre de La Palu), and Peter Lombard]. [Vincent Dirk van Beverwijck (Vincentio de Haerlem), editor]. [Exactissimi et q(ua)m maxime probati ac clarissimi doctoris Petri de Palude Predicatorij Ordinis Hierosolimitani quondam(m)...] Paris: Jean Petite, Francois Regnault, and Claude Chevallon, January 23, 1518.
    [Roman Law]. [Accursius, commentary]. [Jean Chappuis, editor]. 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.
    Michel Menot. Reverendi Patris Fratris Michaelis menoti zelantissimi predications: ac sacre theologie professoris ordinis minorum perpulcher tractat[us]. [Opus aureum Evangeliorum in Pariseorum academia declamatorum per....]. Paris: Venundatur Parrhisijs a Claudio chevallo[n] in via Jacobea ad intersignium Solis aurei moram trahente:. [1519 or 1520?].
    [Jodocus Badius, editor.] Saint Augustine. Preclarissima [e]t Inestimabilis doctrine atq[ue] utilitatis Divi Aurelii Augustini Sermonu[m] opera... Paris: [Veuve] B. Rembolt, 9, April 1520.
    [Jean Gerson]. Prima [-quarta] pars Joannis Gesonis: studii Lutetiani Cancellarii: que est de iis potissimu que fidem et ecclesie conditione moderantur... Paris: Jean Petit and François Regnault, 1521
    [Pope Gregory I (Saint Gregory the Great)]. In hoc volumine contenta, Divi Gregorii P[ri]mi In beatum Job moralis expositionis libri xxxv... Paris: Claude Chevallon: 1523.
    Michel Menot (Michael Menoti). Sermones Quadragesimales reverendi patris. F. Michaelis Menoti..... Paris: Claude Chevallon, 1526.
    Guillaume Pepin. Sermonum dominicalium totius anni, tum de epistoli, tum de evangeliis pars prima (secunda). Sermonum dominicalium pars secunda. Paris: Claude Chevallon, Jean Petit, 1526.
    Guillaume Pepin. Opusculum Reverendi patris fratris Guillermi Pepin, sacre Theologie professoris... Paris: Claude Chevallon, 1534.
    [St. Bernard de Clairvaux]. St. Bernardus Claraevallensis. [Opera omnia, divine institutionis refertissima, accuratiore censura iam denuo recognita et alia opera et Gilbertus de Hoilandia, Sermones Super Cantica canticorum]... Paris: Claude Chevallon, 1536.
    [Justinianus I]. Digestorum seu pandectarum juris Caesarii tomus primus [-tertius]...quod vulgo infortiatum appelant... [and:] Codicis domini justiniani sacratissimi principis ex repetita praelectione Liber Septimus [- Duodecimus]..... Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1540 and 1542.
    Pope Boniface VIII. Sextus Decretalium Liber, Per Bonifacium octavum pontificem in concilio Lugdunensi æditus: .... Paris: Ex officina Carolæ Guillard, via ad divum Iacobum, sub Sole aureo, 1541. [bound after:] Pope Gregory IX. Epistolæ Decretales Summorum Pontificum, A Gregorio nono Pontifice Maximo collectæ. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1570.
    [Dirk Loër, editor]. Dionysius Carthusianus. [Denys van Leeuwen]. D.Dionysii Carthusiani insigne comentariorum Opus in Psalmos Omnes Davidicos... Paris: Johannes Lodoycus Tiletanus ... for Carolæ Guillardæ, 1542.
    [Bible - Greek and Latin New Testament]. [Desiderius Erasmus, editor]. Novum Testamentum Graece & Latine... D. Erasmi Roterod.iam Denuo & Collatum... Paris: Sold by Joannem Roigny and printed by Carola Guillard, 1543.
    [Jean de Gagny, editor]. Primasius. [Bishop of Hadrumentum]. [Pelagius, attributed]. Primasii Uticensis in Africa Episcopi. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, sub sole aureo, via ad divum Iacobum, 1543.
    [Dirk Loër, editor]. Dionysius Carthusianus. [Denys van Leeuwen]. Liber utilissimus de quatuor hominis novissimis, Nempe. I morte. II judicio. III inferni poenis. IIII guadiiss coeli. Colloquium de particulari judicio animarum. Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1543.
    [Clement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens)]. [Rufino Torano, translator]. Divi Clementis Opera quae ad hunc usque diem extare comperta sunt... Paris: Carolae Guillard, 1544.
    John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester. Assertionis Lutheranae confutatio, juxta verum ac etiam originalem archetypum, nunc adunguem diligentissime recognita. Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1545.
    Eberhard Billick. Iudicii universitatis et cleri coloniensis, adversus calumnias Philippi Melanthonis, Martini Buceri, Olendorpii, & eorum asseclarum, defensio:cum diligenti explicatione materium controversarum... Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, sub Sole aureo, via ad D. Iacobum, 1545.
    [Janus Cornarium (Johann Hagenbut), editor]. Hippocrates. Hippocratis Coi Medicorum Omnium longe principis, opera quae apud nosextant omnia. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, sub Sole aureo, & Gulielmu (m) desbois, sub Cruce alba, via ad divum Iacobum, 1546.
    [St. Basil The Great]. [Godefroy Tilmann, editor]. Operum D. Basilii Magni Caesariæ Cappadociæ quondam Archiepiscopi Prior Tomus [-Secundus], cuius pars multo.... Paris: Ex officina Carolæ Guillard, sub sole aureo, via ad divum Iacobum, 1547.
    [Peter Lombard]. Jean Aleume. Petri Lombardi Episcopi Parisiensis Sententiarum Lib IIII. Quibus author ille in divinis scripturis exercitatissimus, universae Theologiae summam ex orthodoxorum patrum decretis atque sententiis mirabili compendio et arte complexus est... Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1548.
    [Bible]. [Johannes Benedictus (Jean Benoit), editor]. Biblia Sacra iuxta vulgatam quam dicunt Editionem, A Mendis Quibus innumeris partim scribarum incuria, partim sciolorum audacia scatebat, summa cura parique fide repurgata, atque ad priscorum probatissimorumque exemplariorum normam, adhibita interdum fontium autoritate... . Paris: apud Carolum Guillard, sub sole aureo, and Gulielmum Desboys, 1549.
    Luigi (Aloys) Lippomano. Catena In Exodum Ex Auctoribus ecclesiasticis... Paris: Carolam Guillard & Guillaume Desboys, 1550.
    [New Testament-Latin]. [Johannes Benedictus (Jean Benoit), editor]. Novum Testamentum Haud Poenitendis Sacrorum Doctorum scholiis, Ioannis Benedicti...Huic secunda editioni... [Epistolae B Pauli...Catholicae...Apocalypsis B Ioannis. Paris: [Excudebat Florentius Yvernellus] Apud Carolam Guillard sub sole Aureo, 1551.
    Jacques Toussaint [Jacobus Tusanus]. Lexicon Graecolatinum, Ingenti Vocum Accessione... industria locupletatum, scriptorumque laudatorum auctoritate plurimis in locis illustratum, et a vitiis quibus scatebat vindicatum. Paris: Carola Guillard viduam Claude Chevallonu, and Guilielmum Merlin; 1552.
    [Bible]. [Johannes Benedictus (Jean Benoit), editor]. Biblia Sacra iuxta vulgatam quam Dicunt Editionem, A Mendis Quibus innumeris partim scribarum incuria, partim sciolorum audacia scatebat, summa cura parique fide repurgata, atque ad priscorum probatissimorumque exemplariorum normam, adhibita interdum fontium autoritate...... Paris: Printed by Benedictus Prevotius, sub stella aurea, via for Carolam Guillard and Gulielmum Desboys, 1552.
    [Rufinus of Aquileia, translator]. Pope Clement of Alexandria. Divi Clementis opera quæ ad hunc usque diem extare comperta sunt... [bound with:] Justin Martyr. Deati Iustini Philosophi & martyris opera Omnia... Paris: Carola Guillard for Joannem Roigny, 1543 [and] Paris: Iacobum Dupuys, 1554.
    [Saint Augustine]. [Desiderius Erasmus, editor]. D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi, Omnium Operum Primus [-decimus] ... summa vigilantia repurgatorum a mendi innumeris... Basel: Froben, 1529 [and:] Carolam Guillard and Guillaume Desboys. 1555.
    [Desiderius Erasmus and Godefridus Tilmannus, editors]. Saint John Chrysostom. Tomus Quintus Et Ultimus Operum Divi Ionnis Chrysostomi Archiepiscopi Constanopolitani... [issued with:] Jean Benoit. Index Amplissimus Insignium Sententiarum, In Suis Lucubrationibus praeclare dictae sunt,... Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, viduam Claudii Chevallonii, and Gulielmum Desboys, 1556.
    [Saint Basil the Great]. [Godefrid (Godefroy) Tilman, editor]. Operum D. Basilii Magni Cæsariæ Cappadociæ quondam archiepiscopi prior...[-Secundus Tomus] [bound with:] B. Basilii Reiuxta ac noimine magni, Caesariae Cappadociæ quodam Archiepiscopi enarratio in Esaiam prophetam..., Paris: Ioannen Roygni [and] Carolæ Guillard. 1547-1556.
    Gregorius Turonensis. [Gregory of Tours]. Historiæ Francorum libri decem. In quibus non solum Francorum res gestæ, sed etiam Martyrum cum infidelibus bella & Ecclesiæ cum hereticus concertationes exponuntur.... [bound with:] Adonis Viennensis [Ado of Vienna]. Breviarium Chronicorum ab origine mundi as sua usque tempora... . Paris: Guillaume Morel, Gulillaume Guillard, et Almaricum Warancore, 1561.
    [Roman Law]. [Justinianus I] François Hotman. Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Libri quinquaginta: Ex Pandectis Florentinis... Adjectis brevibus summariis, Pars Prima... a libro V usque ad librum XII, Pars Secunda. Paris: Guillame Merlin, Guillame Desboys, Sebastien Nivelle, 1562.
    Johannes Benedictus [Jean Benoit]. Concordantiæ Novae Utriusque Testamenti Juxta Tropos Et phrases, locosque communes distinctæ, cunctis sacrarum literarum studiosis vice comentarii profuturae, quales nemo hactenus est aggressus. Paris: Guillame Guillard and Amaury Warancore, 1562.
    Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. Primus [-Decimus] tomus [operum]. Basel and Paris: Ambrosius and Aurelius Froben; and Claude Chevallon, 1531, 1542, 1569.
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    Nicholas de Lyra. Postilla super Psalterium. Paris: Ulrich Gering, November 5, 1483.

    Quarto. 148 leaves (of 309). Incomplete. One hand-colored initial and rubrication to first few pages, speckled edges. Later vellum, worn, soiled, tears with surface loss at edges; spine cocked, holograph title on spine; front hinge open, pastedown endpapers torn and partially lacking, occasional holograph writing or marks, front leaves loose, damp stains, and soiling, else a fair copy.

     

    Saint and Pope Gregory I. Beatissimi Gregorij Pape totius ecclesie luminis preclarissimi In septe[m] psalmos penite[n] tiales explanatio ad modum vtilis; cum tabula materiarum. Paris: In Sole aureo Parisius vico Sorbonico opera Vdalrici Gering [et] M[a]g[ist]ri Berchtoldi Re[m]bolt socio[rum], anno 1508 die v[er]o xx Marcij. 1508.

    Square octavo. 46 [2] leaves. Title page in red and black with printer's device and decorated border, woodcut of Gregory with red and black text on verso of aii, decorated initials. Disbound text block, bumped near foot of spine; holograph pencil year on title page, small paper chips in edges of title page and final page, three small holes in text block's inner margin (additional binding?), small paper irregularity in the lower right corner of d5, pages over-opened before e1 and f1, light soiling and edge wear. Text block has small margins and was most likely trimmed, showing minor loss of decorated lower border on title page, not affecting text, else in very good condition.

     

    [Giovanni Battista Pio, editor]. Nonius Marcellus and Sextus Pompeius Festus [Lacks Varro]. Que hoc libro continentur: Nonii Marcelli peripathetici ad filium de verborum proprietate co[m]pendium. Sexti Festi Pompei fragmenta Per ordinem. [Paris:] Venundantur Claudio Chevallon ante Collegium cameracense sub divi Christofori intersignio [1511.]

    Folio. [6], 60; 40 leaves. Printer's device and decorative border on title page, decorated initials. Disbound text block, old annotations and crease on title page, last leaf frayed with very minor loss to text, two small holes in text from title page to xlv, one of which continues until xxxiv; occasional holograph annotations and drawings, edge wear, dampstains, light soiling, text block has small upper and fore-edge margins and was most likely trimmed, otherwise in very good condition.

     

    [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 initials. Contemporary blind-stamped calf, cracks in hinges, three of four brass clasps, few small holes in boards from biopredation, edge tabs; title page trimmed in its upper margin (repaired), surface paper loss in woodcut along fore-edge border, holograph annotations; title page and following leaf reattached along gutter, inner hinge cracked, front pages small tears and chips, not affecting text, with a few pages coming loose, soiling, minor dampstains, scattered holograph annotations, otherwise in very good condition. 

     

    Jacobus de Voragine. Sermones Quadragesimales Magistri Jacobi de voragine: sacre theologie professoris meritissimi.. [Paris:] [Veuve? Berthold Rembolt?], [c1518.]

    Octavo. [178] leaves. Printer's device and decorated borders on title page, large and small decorated initials. Modern vellum, lightly warped and soiled; holograph annotations to title page, lower right corner repaired, not affecting text; tear in upper right corner of leaf LLiij into text, pen underlines and margin notes, occasional light soiling and minor dampstains, text block has small upper margins and may have been trimmed. Otherwise in very good condition.

     

    [Petrus de Palude, Patriarch of Jerusalem (Pierre de La Palu), and Peter Lombard]. [Vincent Dirk van Beverwijck (Vincentio de Haerlem), editor]. [Exactissimi et q(ua)m maxime probati ac clarissimi doctoris Petri de Palude Predicatorij Ordinis Hierosolimitani quondam(m).] Paris: Jean Petite, Francois Regnault, and Claude Chevallon, January 23, 1518.

    Quarto. [7], 239 leaves. Decorated initials. Eighteenth century sheep, spine detached missing most of backstrip, front and rear joints split; covers scuffed, soiled, and chipped; lacking title page; first page embossed ex-libris stamp of "Dr. Detlef Mauss" on lower margin, paper loss in lower right corner, not affecting text, pen inscription; light soiling, and damp stains in the margins, else the text block is in very good condition.

     

    [Roman Law]. [Accursius, commentary]. [Jean Chappuis, editor]. 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.

    Quarto in eights. [32], 536 pages. 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, blind rules, covers worn, spine lacks upper and lower compartments, text block trimmed close at head, small chip lower right corner title page, not affecting text, last leaf missing paper (repaired) minimal affect to text, occasional soiling, scattered underlines and holograph annotations in margins, otherwise in very good condition.

     

    Michel Menot. Reverendi Patris Fratris Michaelis menoti zelantissimi predications: ac sacre theologie professoris ordinis minorum perpulcher tractat[us]. [Opus aureum Evangeliorum in Pariseorum academia declamatorum per....]. Paris: Venundatur Parrhisijs a Claudio chevallo[n] in via Jacobea ad intersignium Solis aurei moram trahente:. [1519 or 1520?].

    Octavo. Three parts, incomplete. [2] 52; 224 [2]; 64 leaves. Title page in red and black, decorated initials, all edges gilt. Disbound text block, no binding strings, loose signatures; title page soiled, pen numbers; small holograph year "1519" on verso of title page; Part two: paper loss affecting text on first page, last printed leaf repaired, not affecting text; vertical pen lines in margins and occasional holograph annotations throughout, dampstains, light soiling, else in good condition.

     

    [Jodocus Badius, editor.] Saint Augustine. Preclarissima [e]t Inestimabilis doctrine atq[ue] utilitatis Divi Aurelii Augustini Sermonu[m] opera. Paris: [Veuve] B. Rembolt, 9, April 1520.

    Folio. [44], 379, [4] leaves. Decorated woodcut border and printer's device on title page, woodcut on verso; decorated initials. Older vellum manuscript page used as rear endpaper. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wood boards in panel, three of four brass clasps and four brass corner protectors, lower corner protector on rear board is coming loose from lower edge, front cover detached, piece of leather lacking from upper left corner of front cover, piece of leather at clasp lacking from back cover, small tear in leather rear cover upper right corner, spine defective at head, sewn on double cords, holograph title on fore-edge of text block; edge tears and small chips to title page and first few pages, small paper loss in upper right corner of last leaf, not affecting text, minor soiling, scattered underlines and margin holograph annotations, otherwise in good condition.

     

    [Jean Gerson]. Prima [-quarta] pars Joannis Gesonis: studii Lutetiani Cancellarii: que est de iis potissimu que fidem et ecclesie conditione moderantur. Paris:  Jean Petit and François Regnault, 1521

    Folio. Four parts in two volumes. [2], 126, [1], 128-285; 288-510, [36], 184, [7]. Four title pages in red and black each with woodcut decorative border and printer's device of Pierre Gromors, woodcut on verso of first title page, large and small decorated initials. Old calf, blind stamped rules and panels, boards rubbed and crazed, spots of surface leather loss, rebacked, leather labels with gilt titles on spines, vertical crack down second volume's spine, label chipping, pen numbers on fore-edge; endpapers refreshed, paper loss to upper margin of first title page (restored), paper loss in lower borders of leaves yyii and D1 not affecting text, few small holes in margins not affecting text, occasional pen marks, underlines and holograph annotations, light browning to some pages, dampstains, light soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

     

    [Pope Gregory I (Saint Gregory the Great)]. In hoc volumine contenta, Divi Gregorii P[ri]mi In beatum Job moralis expositionis libri xxxv... Paris: Claude Chevallon: 1523.

    Folio. [22], 450, [8] leaves. Title page in red and black, decorative woodcut border, printer's device of Berthold Rembolt on title page, smaller printer's device of Claude Chevallon on verso of final leaf, large historiated and decorated initials. Modern antique calf, decorated gilt spine, with title at top, endpapers refreshed; small holes and trails from biopredation in varying number with differing degrees of effect to text, more concentrated in front and back; title page chipped and partially repaired, small chip in fore-edge of first numbered leaf, tear in inner margin of leaf 421, few pages reinforced along gutter, light browning, occasional holograph notes, lines, and marks to sides of text, last few pages frayed with paper loss in the lower right corner, otherwise a good copy in a lovely binding.

      

    Michel Menot (Michael Menoti). Sermones Quadragesimales reverendi patris. F. Michaelis Menoti... Paris: Claude Chevallon, 1526.

    Second edition. Octavo. [16], 223 leaves, lacking last leaf (loose photocopy laid in). Printer's device on title page, large and small decorated initials. Contemporary calf, boards rubbed and lightly chipped, floral gilt decorated spine, title in gilt on red label, joints cracked, neatly written ex-libris dated "1545" on bb8, holograph annotations and pencil marks throughout, few fore-edge chips, soiling, and dampstains. Text block trimmed with loss to title page's blank borders and some holograph annotations. Otherwise in very good condition.

      

    Guillaume Pepin. Sermonum dominicalium totius anni, tum de epistoli, tum de evangeliis pars prima (secunda). Sermonum dominicalium pars secunda. Paris: Claude Chevallon, Jean Petit, 1526.

    Octavo. Two parts in one volume. [4], 256, [6], 271 leaves. Two title pages in red and black with printer's device, printer's device on verso of last leaf, large and small woodcut decorated initials. Contemporary vellum (with manuscript on the inside), worn with tears and some surface loss, front and rear joints split, head and tail of spine damaged missing vellum, title in old ink on middle of spine; front hinge split, holograph writing on endpapers, inscription on title page scored beneath imprint, occasional pen annotations, light soiling, minor dampstains in the margins, else internally very good.

     

    Guillaume Pepin. Opusculum Reverendi patris fratris Guillermi Pepin, sacre Theologie professoris... Paris: Claude Chevallon, 1534.

    Second edition. Octavo. [216] leaves. Printer's device on title page, large and small decorated initials. Contemporary vellum, rippled with few stains, small chip in lower edge front cover, ties lacking, ink title at head of spine, also with paper label, ink title; fore-edge stain, "Resid. Tolos. S.J." bookplate on front pastedown, neat ex-libris inscription on title page, small chips and holes to lower margin of title page, not affecting text, pages cockled, otherwise a very good copy.

     

    [St. Bernard de Clairvaux]. St. Bernardus Claraevallensis. [Opera omnia, divine institutionis refertissima, accuratiore censura iam denuo recognita et alia opera et Gilbertus de Hoilandia, Sermones Super Cantica canticorum]... Paris: Claude Chevallon, 1536.

    Folio. 290, 38, [2]. Missing front matter and title page. Large and small decorated initials. Rubricated antiphonal bound paper boards, lightly soiled and warped, title on black label with gilt to head of spine; holes and trails from biopredation in lower margins, concentrated in front and rear leaves, occasional underlines, pages lightly cockled, dampstains, minor soiling, else in very good condition.

     

    [Justinianus I]. Digestorum seu pandectarum juris Caesarii tomus primus [-tertius]...quod vulgo infortiatum appelant... [and:] Codicis domini justiniani sacratissimi principis ex repetita praelectione Liber Septimus [- Duodecimus]..... Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1540 and 1542.

    Octavo. Three volumes of the Digestorum in six octavos and six parts of the Codicis in one octavo. Printer's device on title pages of volumes two and three, large and small decorated woodcut initials. Contemporary calf, blind stamped rules, fleurons, and initials "T D", all with title labels in leather to spine, fourth octavo with a paper label, bindings rubbed, few joints starting, all volumes marked with ink numbers on text block; scrap pieces of older manuscript leaves used variously as free and pastedown endpapers, some pages lightly cockled, few edge tears, dampstains, soiling, pen marks, underlines and holograph annotations.

    Volume One in octavos 1 and 2: [60], 309 [sixteen smaller numbered manuscript leaves bound in back]; 329-654 leaves. Lacking title page, free manuscript end papers trimmed down, second octavo has holograph paper tab on leaf 448.

    Volume Two in octavos 3 and 4: [20] (yyi-iv misbound in index), 256; 257-536 leaves [six smaller numbered manuscript leaves bound in the back]. First and second octavos has holograph paper tabs on leaves 124 and 263 respectively.

    Volume Three in octavos 5 and 6: [28], 256; 257-535 leaves. First octavo has holograph paper tab on leaf 60.

    Volumes Seven - Twelve in one octavo: 473-827 [54] (fff1-iv misbound leaves in back of book).

     

    Pope Boniface VIII. Sextus Decretalium Liber, Per Bonifacium octavum pontificem in concilio Lugdunensi æditus: .... Paris: Ex officina Carolæ Guillard, via ad divum Iacobum, sub Sole aureo, 1541. [bound after:] Pope Gregory IX. Epistolæ Decretales Summorum Pontificum, A Gregorio nono Pontifice Maximo collectæ. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1570.

    Octavo. Two works in one volume. 911 pages; (216 leaves=) 432 pages. Plantin printer's device on first title page, decorated initials. Thick vellum, warped and soiled, lacking ties, chipped paper title in ink at head of spine, lower front hinge split, both text blocks have been trimmed; Plantin title page soiled, pen marks, holograph writing, paper loss affecting text on both sides; hole and track from biopredation in inner margin of pages 17- 65, not affecting text; old inscription on Guillard title page scored; holograph notes and small drawing in margins, dampstains, page rippling, and soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

     

    [Dirk Loër, editor]. Dionysius Carthusianus. [Denys van Leeuwen]. D.Dionysii Carthusiani insigne comentariorum Opus in Psalmos Omnes Davidicos. Paris: Johannes Lodoycus Tiletanus . for Carolæ Guillardæ, 1542.

    Folio. [12], 327 leaves. Printer's device on title page, large decorated initials. Contemporary vellum, soiled, rubbed along lower edge; soiling and small holograph annotations on the title page; minor dampstains in the margins, few small holes in margins from biopredation, not affecting the text, occasional soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

      

    [Bible - Greek and Latin New Testament]. [Desiderius Erasmus, editor]. Novum Testamentum Graece & Latine... D. Erasmi Roterod.iam Denuo & Collatum... Paris: Sold by Joannem Roigny and printed by Carola Guillard, 1543.

    Bilingual edition with Greek and Latin in adjoining columns. Octavo. Two parts in one volume. [12], 228, 168, [12] leaves. Large and small decorated initials. Eighteenth century, red paper boards, worn, edges and corners rubbed, spine torn, backstrip coming loose, all edges gilt, lacking free endpapers, front hinge split; holograph ex-libris inscription on title page and previous owner's name on following page, a1, and Zz4; minor paper loss in outer margin of aa2-aa3 not affecting text; partially erased pencil marks on last leaf and pastedown endpapers; pages over-opened at B8, each page ruled in red, few small holes from biopredation in margins and text, minor dampstains, light soiling, internally very good.

     

    [Jean de Gagny, editor]. Primasius. [Bishop of Hadrumentum]. [Pelagius, attributed]. Primasii Uticensis in Africa Episcopi. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, sub sole aureo, via ad divum Iacobum, 1543.

    Octavo. [7], 8-258 leaves. Printer's device on title page and large decorated initials. Eighteenth century mottled sheep-back marbled boards, head and foot of spine rubbed, spine gilt with poppy design, text block trimmed with loss to page numbers and running titles, small tear near gutter and few pencil marks on title page, closed tear on a8, occasional pen underlines and light soiling, else in very good condition.

     

    [Dirk Loër, editor]. Dionysius Carthusianus. [Denys van Leeuwen]. Liber utilissimus de quatuor hominis novissimis, Nempe. I morte. II judicio. III inferni poenis. IIII guadiiss coeli. Colloquium de particulari judicio animarum. Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1543.

    Octavo. [8], 180 leaves. Few woodcut initials. Later marbled boards in blue, ink title to paper label at head of spine, boards and spine rubbed, small paper chips in spine, light bleedthrough in title page from holograph inscription on verso, few pages over-opened, pages lightly cockled, dampstaining, browning, and soiling, else very good.

     

    [Clement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens)]. [Rufino Torano, translator]. Divi Clementis Opera quae ad hunc usque diem extare comperta sunt... Paris: Carolae Guillard, 1544.

    Folio. [8], 195, [1] leaves. Printer's device on title page, large and small decorated initials, including large inhabited initials (letter "D") signed in block "C.G."  Contemporary calf, worn, boards detached, four reference clippings to front pastedown, two to first blank page with pen ex-libris inscription, pen inscriptions and scores on title page, underlines and holograph notes in margins, text block may have been trimmed with minor loss to holograph notes, light corner bends, occasional soiling, minor dampstains, otherwise in very good condition in a damaged binding.

      

    John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester. Assertionis Lutheranae confutatio, juxta verum ac etiam originalem archetypum, nunc adunguem diligentissime recognita. Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1545.

    Octavo. 360 leaves. Decorated woodcut initials. Vellum, rippled, lightly soiled, small surface hole in front cover, joints starting, ink title to spine, blue speckled edges, endpapers and headbands renewed, small modern bookseller labels on front and back pastedowns, two old library stamps to title page, small holes from biopredation (some repaired) in first few leaves, including title page, and last few leaves, occasional browning, minor soiling, text block has small margins and was most likely trimmed, else in very good condition.

     

    Eberhard Billick. Iudicii universitatis et cleri coloniensis, adversus calumnias Philippi Melanthonis, Martini Buceri, Olendorpii, & eorum asseclarum, defensio:cum diligenti explicatione materium controversarum. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, sub Sole aureo, via ad D. Iacobum, 1545.

    Octavo. 168 leaves. Decorated initials. Modern binding in incunable leaf. Signatures of "Matthais Kerckhoff" and "Horst" on title page; minor paper loss in fore-edge of leaf 27 and upper margin of leaf 71, not affecting text; minor damps stains, light soiling, otherwise an attractive copy in very good condition.

     

    [Janus Cornarium (Johann Hagenbut), editor]. Hippocrates. Hippocratis Coi Medicorum Omnium longe principis, opera quae apud nosextant omnia. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, sub Sole aureo, & Gulielmu (m) desbois, sub Cruce alba, via ad divum Iacobum, 1546.

    Octavo. [40], 539 leaves. Large decorated initials, including a large inhabited initial letter "D" on verso of leaf 62, signed in block "C.G.". Contemporary elaborately tooled calf, with heads and initials "V.D.", rear panel stamp with Latin motto and animal stamps, rear board scratched, old small repair, boards and spine chipped, decorated spine rubbed and cracking, title written on fore-edge; bookplate on front pastedown and ink stamp on title page from the "Library of the Medical Society County of Kings," two holograph ex-libris on title page (struck out), occasional underlining and holograph annotations in the margins, light dampstains on the first few front and last few rear pages, occasional soiling and foxing, else in very good condition.

     

    [St. Basil The Great]. [Godefroy Tilmann, editor]. Operum D. Basilii Magni Caesariæ Cappadociæ quondam Archiepiscopi Prior Tomus [-Secundus], cuius pars multo.. Paris: Ex officina Carolæ Guillard, sub sole aureo, via ad divum Iacobum, 1547.

    Folio. Two volumes in one. [34], 213; [1], 221 leaves. Two title pages with printer's device, woodcut on verso of first title page, large and small decorated initials, including a large inhabited initial letter "D" on first numbered leaf signed in block "C.G.".  Contemporary vellum, soiled, lightly warped, rebacked with original (?) spine, gilt label to head of spine, surface chips to covers and spine, track from biopredation on back cover; holograph inscriptions beneath imprint on title page, occasional underlines and pen notes in margins, few small holes from biopredation to first leaves and last leaves with minor loss to text, stain over passage on verso of 82, two lines on verso of 202 scored, pages cockled, dampstains, foxing, soiling, else in very good condition.  

     

    [Peter Lombard]. Jean Aleume. Petri Lombardi Episcopi Parisiensis Sententiarum Lib IIII. Quibus author ille in divinis scripturis exercitatissimus, universae Theologiae summam ex orthodoxorum patrum decretis atque sententiis mirabili compendio et arte complexus est... Paris: Carolam Guillard, 1548.

    Octavo. [8] 458 leaves. Contemporary calf, rubbed, spine and edges worn, damage to spine, upper compartment cracked, lower compartment loose, burned impression on lower edge, "Petrilombardi Opera" neatly written on fore-edge; hinges starting, previous owner's name on title page, title page soiled; rear pastedown damaged, pen numbers; damp stains, soiling, browning, else in good condition.

     

    [Bible]. [Johannes Benedictus (Jean Benoit), editor]. Biblia Sacra iuxta vulgatam quam dicunt Editionem, A Mendis Quibus innumeris partim scribarum incuria, partim sciolorum audacia scatebat, summa cura parique fide repurgata, atque ad priscorum probatissimorumque exemplariorum normam, adhibita interdum fontium autoritate. . Paris: apud Carolum Guillard, sub sole aureo, and Gulielmum Desboys, 1549.

    Second edition. Large folio. [16], 811, [blank]; 214, [blank], [128] pages. Large decorated initials, including a large inhabited initial letter "D" on page 529 signed in block "C.G.". Later cloth over boards, soiled and rubbed, black leather title label to head of spine, title in gilt, endpapers refreshed; title page remnants mounted on half of first leaf, no loss to text; paper loss from dampstain softening in outer margins and lower right corners of first eighteen pages and last unnumbered pages, not affecting text, small hole to lower margin of first unnumbered page, dampstains, soiling, else in very good condition.

      

    Luigi (Aloys) Lippomano. Catena In Exodum Ex Auctoribus ecclesiasticis... Paris: Carolam Guillard & Guillaume Desboys, 1550.

    First edition. Folio. [16], 389, [1] leaves. Printer's device on title page, woodcut Papal (?) coat of arms on verso, large and small decorated initials, including large inhabited initials (letter "D") signed in block "C.G." Rebound in modern black library buckram, title in gilt at head of spine, paper label at bottom of spine, all edges gilt with stamped design at corners of text block (upper edge rubbed); piece of cellophane tape and ink corrosion in front flyleaf from old large holograph ex-libris "D. Franci Ricardi" (?), two library stamps on title page "Bibliotheca C. SS. R. Ilchester, MD," blind stamps "Bibliotheca Mt. St. Alphonsus Esopus , N.Y." and catalog sticker on verso of title page, modern library pocket on rear pastedown. Edge wear and small paper chips in upper margins near spine, pages cockled, foxing, dampstains, soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

      

    [New Testament-Latin]. [Johannes Benedictus (Jean Benoit), editor]. Novum Testamentum Haud Poenitendis Sacrorum Doctorum scholiis, Ioannis Benedicti...Huic secunda editioni... [Epistolae B Pauli...Catholicae...Apocalypsis B Ioannis. Paris: [Excudebat Florentius Yvernellus] Apud Carolam Guillard sub sole Aureo, 1551.

    Small octavo. Two parts in one volume. [36], 216; 173, [11] leaves. Decorated initials, marbled end papers, red edges. Eighteenth century sheep, spine gilt, paper label on spine, small hole in foot of spine from biopredation, binding rubbed; ex-libris holograph annotations to title page and page following; few small holes and tracks from biopredation in first seventy-two leaves with minor affect to text, two small holes in last 117 leaves in lower inner margin not affecting text; occasional soiling. Text block has small margins and was most likely trimmed. Else in very good condition.

     

    Jacques Toussaint [Jacobus Tusanus]. Lexicon Graecolatinum, Ingenti Vocum Accessione... industria locupletatum, scriptorumque laudatorum auctoritate plurimis in locis illustratum, et a vitiis quibus scatebat vindicatum. Paris: Carola Guillard viduam Claude Chevallonu, and Guilielmum Merlin; 1552.

    First Edition. Two large folio volumes. Two page prefatory letter by printer Charlotte Guillard in first volume. [2058] pages. Printer's device on title page, large decorated initials, Greek and Roman type. Contemporary vellum, worn, stains, corners bumped, joints and hinges cracked, small holes in spines from biopredation. Volume one: spine chipped, library stamp of the "Bibliotheque Leconte de Lisle" to front free endpaper; title page coming loose, inner margin corner bent; small hole from biopredation on lower right corner of first few pages, not affecting text, rear pages bent in upper right corner, paper repair on last leaf. Both volumes: Minor dampstains in margins, soiling, occasional wax drippings on pages, foxing, browning, else a good copy of this well used dictionary.

     

    [Bible]. [Johannes Benedictus (Jean Benoit), editor]. Biblia Sacra iuxta vulgatam quam Dicunt Editionem, A Mendis Quibus innumeris partim scribarum incuria, partim sciolorum audacia scatebat, summa cura parique fide repurgata, atque ad priscorum probatissimorumque exemplariorum normam, adhibita interdum fontium autoritate.. Paris: Printed by Benedictus Prevotius, sub stella aurea, via for Carolam Guillard and Gulielmum Desboys, 1552.

    Second edition. Quarto. [16] 964; 260, [216] pages. Multiple woodcuts, by Hans Holbein in the Old Testament and Pierre Regnault in the New Testament. Decorated initials. Bookplate of "H.J. Nijland Visser." Contemporary blind-tooled calf, spine defective, covers worn; holograph annotations on front endpapers, following blank pages and rear blank pages; holograph ex-libris on title page, small edge tears and paper chips to front and back pages; soiling, dampstains at ends, text block has tight margins and may have been trimmed, else in very good condition.

      

    [Rufinus of Aquileia, translator]. Pope Clement of Alexandria. Divi Clementis opera quæ ad hunc usque diem extare comperta sunt. [bound with:] Justin Martyr. Deati Iustini Philosophi & martyris opera Omnia. Paris: Carola Guillard for Joannem Roigny, 1543 [and] Paris: Iacobum Dupuys, 1554.

    Two volumes in one. First volume with a dedication by Johannes Sichardt. Folio. 195 leaves = 390 pages; 127; 67; 35; 91; 80; 49 pages. Seven title pages each with printer's device, large decorated initials, first volume's initials are hand-colored and text rubricated throughout; manuscript ex-libris on both first title pages and ink stamps on the first title page and following leaf from the library of the Capuchins at Besançon. Eighteenth century mottled calf, spine banded and gilt with floral devices, all edges marbled, reading ribbon, boards chipped and worn, small repair to first title page, inner hinge starting between the two volumes, occasional browning or light soiling, scattered marginal pen annotations, otherwise the text is clean, the hand-colors and rubrications are lovely, and the volume is in very good condition.

     

    [Saint Augustine].  [Desiderius Erasmus, editor]. D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi, Omnium Operum Primus [-decimus] ... summa vigilantia repurgatorum a mendi innumeris... Basel: Froben, 1529 [and:] Carolam Guillard and Guillaume Desboys. 1555.

    Folio. Ten volumes in seven folios. Volume one printed by Froben, rest printed by Guillard. Printer's device on each title page. Large and small decorated initials with the occasional large inhabited initial letter "D" signed in block "C.G.".  Contemporary calf, bindings rubbed, leather chips, gilt title labels (lacking on third, fifth, sixth, and seventh folios), some joints and hinges started; Crawley Monastery, Sussex library stamps on front free endpapers and title pages, small paper catalog label on each front free endpaper; occasional holes and tracks from biopredation, some pages lightly cockled, few edge tears, dampstains, soiling, pen marks, underlines and holograph annotations. Good margins, although text blocks have most likely been trimmed with loss to some marginal holograph annotations.

    Folio One:  Volumes One and Two. [2], 3-596, [2] pages; 195 leaves. Froben printer's devise on title page and last page of volume one, title page creased. Guillard printer's device on title page of volume two, previous owner's name "Thomas Gengeius" and another scored, tear in text of last leaf.

    Folio Two:  Volumes Three and Four.  242; 308 leaves. Spine label chipped. Previous owner's name on first title page: "Tho: Lewis".

    Folio Three: Volumes Five and Six. [9], 2-218; 190 leaves. Head compartment of spine lacking. Previous owner's name on first title page: "Tho: Lewis".

    Folio Four: Volume Seven. 310 leaves.

    Folio Five: Volume Eight. 382 leaves. No library stamp on title.

    Folio Six: Volume Nine. 261 leaves.  No library stamp on title. Previous owner's name on title page: "Simon Gybhe [?]"

    Folio Seven: Volume Ten and Index. 325, [1]; [194] leaves. No library stamp on title. Previous owner's name on first title page: "Tho: Lewis".

     

    [Desiderius Erasmus and Godefridus Tilmannus, editors]. Saint John Chrysostom. Tomus Quintus Et Ultimus Operum Divi Ionnis Chrysostomi Archiepiscopi Constanopolitani. [issued with:] Jean Benoit. Index Amplissimus Insignium Sententiarum, In Suis Lucubrationibus praeclare dictae sunt,. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, viduam Claudii Chevallonii, and Gulielmum Desboys, 1556.

    Fifth volume of a five volume set. Folio. [2], 295, [1], [72] leaves. Text arranged in two numbered columns per page, making four numbered columns per leaf. Printer's device on second title page, large decorated initials, including a large inhabited initial letter "D" on column 586 signed in block "C.G.". Contemporary elaborate blind-tooled calf, center panel on front cover with arms "Iohan Ghaizler (?)", small pieces of leather lacking on both covers near edges and foot of spine, paper label with holograph title on spine, leather cracked and torn along joints, boards soiled and rubbed, small holes from biopredation, two of four brass clasps, one brass corner protector, remnants of brass corner and edge protectors; partial holograph title on fore-edge, lower two-thirds of first title page has been cut, removing printer's device and imprint, holographic notes above title; small holes and trails from biopredation in varying number with differing degrees of effect to text, dampstains and light soiling, else in good condition.

     

    [Saint Basil the Great]. [Godefrid (Godefroy) Tilman, editor]. Operum D. Basilii Magni Cæsariæ Cappadociæ quondam archiepiscopi prior.[-Secundus Tomus] [bound with:] B. Basilii Reiuxta ac noimine magni, Caesariae Cappadociæ quodam Archiepiscopi enarratio in Esaiam prophetam., Paris: Ioannen Roygni  [and] Carolæ Guillard. 1547-1556.

    Three volumes in one with a prefatory letter by Desiderius Erasmus. Folio. [34], 213; [blank], 221; [blank], [12], 127 leaves. Printer's device on each title page, three identical woodcuts with differing surrounding text, large decorated initials. Modern full blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, brass claps, center brass nail-boss. Small ink stamp on the lower margin of each title page, small pen letters and marks on the first title page, holograph annotation page facing, paper loss with repairs to front leaves including title page of the first volume and to last few leaves of the third volume, not affecting text; small holes in the margins from biopredation in the first volume, one small hole and trail from biopredation in the third volume with minor loss to text, occasional stains, otherwise very good. 

      

    Gregorius Turonensis. [Gregory of Tours]. Historiæ Francorum libri decem. In quibus non solum Francorum res gestæ, sed etiam Martyrum cum infidelibus bella & Ecclesiæ cum hereticus concertationes exponuntur.... [bound with:]  Adonis Viennensis [Ado of Vienna]. Breviarium Chronicorum ab origine mundi as sua usque tempora. . Paris: Guillaume Morel, Gulillaume Guillard, et Almaricum Warancore, 1561.

    First editions. Octavo. Two works in one volume. [30], 639, [32]; 247, [34] pages. Printer's device on both title pages, decorated woodcut initials. Contemporary calf, worn, decorated crest to front and back board covers, spine damaged, leather losses to covers and spine; front free endpaper cut (lacking upper right corner); even numbered pages of Breviarium Chronicorum have a vertical line drawn down the outer margin, not affecting text; occasional holograph annotations in the margins, foxing, browning, soiling, else very good in a damaged binding. Text blocks have small margins and may have been trimmed.

     

    [Roman Law]. [Justinianus I] François Hotman. Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Libri quinquaginta: Ex Pandectis Florentinis... Adjectis brevibus summariis, Pars Prima... a libro V usque ad librum XII, Pars Secunda. Paris: Guillame Merlin, Guillame Desboys, Sebastien Nivelle, 1562.

    Octavo. First two volumes (of a set of seven) bound together in one volume. [100], 258; [2], 300 pages. Two title pages with printer's device, large decorated woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum with yapp edges, soiled, worn, lacking ties, bottom compartment of spine missing, front hinge open, rear hinge starting, occasional holograph notes in margins, foxing, minor dampstains, and soiling, else a very good copy in a damaged binding. Text blocks have small margins and may have been trimmed.

     

    Johannes Benedictus [Jean Benoit]. Concordantiæ Novae Utriusque Testamenti Juxta Tropos Et phrases, locosque communes distinctæ, cunctis sacrarum literarum studiosis vice comentarii profuturae, quales nemo hactenus est aggressus. Paris: Guillame Guillard and Amaury Warancore, 1562.

    Folio. [4], 534 leaves. Printer's device on title page, head-pieces, large decorated initials. Contemporary pigskin elaborately blind stamped, rubbed, soiled, few small holes, clasps, lacks belts; previous owner's names on title page and front free endpaper, small tear in title page near printer's device, dampstain to first few pages; small holes from biopredation in text, starting with one hole on leaf 404, progressing to three holes and a trail in the upper margin to the end; pages lightly cockled, foxing, minor stains, occasional browning, otherwise a very good copy.

     

    Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. Primus [-Decimus] tomus [operum]. Basel and Paris: Ambrosius and Aurelius Froben; and Claude Chevallon, 1531, 1542, 1569.

    Ten volumes in five large folios. Printers' devices, small, large, and inhabited decorated initials. Text arranged in two numbered columns per page, making four numbered columns per leaf (with the exception of volume ten, which has numbered leaves). Seventeenth century paneled calf, rebacked, rather rubbed, corners worn, some small chips, one board scored; hinge and joint wear, decorative gilt spines, occasional underlines and holograph notes in margins, occasional browning, soiling, and dampstaining. Each volume is from 1569 with the exception of volume nine (1542) and volume ten (1533).

    Folio One: Volumes One and Two; and Index. 206; 225; [169] leaves. Three title pages with Froben printer's device, first title page has historiated woodcut border and a vertical crease; printer's device on last page of volumes one and two, volume two torn with an older repair. A little worming at the beginning of volume one, tapering to a single wormhole in the text as far as B3.

    Folio Two:  Volumes Three and Four. 270, 372 leaves. Diagonal crease to last fourteen leaves of volume four. Froben printer's device on both title pages and last pages.

    Folio Three: Volumes Five and Six. 350, 220 leaves. Froben printer's device on both title pages and last page of volume six. Small biopredation hole starting in P1 of volume five, with holes multiplying into volume six.

    Folio Four: Volumes Seven and Eight. 360, 440 leaves. Froben printer's device on both title pages and last pages. Vertical crease to title page volume seven and last page volume eight.

    Folio Five: Volumes Nine (1542) and Ten (1533). 300, 309 leaves. Froben printer's device on title page and last page of volume nine, title page has small paper loss in lower margin, stains with holes in final four leaves of volume nine; Claude Chevallon printer's device on title page of volume ten. Small biopredation holes from N8 - Q5.

    Altogether a nice set in very good condition.



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