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Boaistuau, Pierre (1517-1566)
- Boaistuau, Pierre (1517-1566)
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Histoires prodigieuses. The author's own copy dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. The title-page and the last leaf of the `Préface au Lecteur' are wanting. Illustrated with 42-three-quarter-page miniatures in gold and colours, and 33 small illuminated initials. Text within red rules.
1 volume 146  11. (last 3 bl.). 4to. 23 x 161/2 cm. Original sides of the presentation-binding inlaid: these are of calf, with gilt centre and corner-pieces tooled in a fine arabesque design on a ground dotted with semis of three dots. Edges gilt and gauffered, dated 1560. In a red morocco slip-case.
Purchased at Sotheby's 7/12/1931, Lot 25.
From the Library of I.T. Adams of Snaithfield, Sheffield.
Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).
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