Paris: Guillaume le Rouge for Antoine Verard, 1488-1489. Broadside. Very good. Item #19314
Large leaf, 11 by 16 inches, finely printed on laid paper with a watermark of a cross, a tower and a trefoil clearly seen in the margin between the two columns of print. This leaf printed in black with spaces for manuscript initials which were never put in. From 'La Mer des Hystoires' Tom. 2: 'Le Martyrologe des Sanctz', and commences with the end of the Martyrology for May 19th through June 4th, and leaving room for a large initial 'A' at the initial entry for June. Printed in Batarde, a typeface used mainly in the incunabular period and mainly only for works in the vernacular. This is among the first titles printed in French. Light staining, contemporary manuscript note on the upper margin else a very good copy. In Mediaeval French.