Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
Fontaine, Charles (b. 1514)
Figures du Nouveau Testament.

Lyon: Jan de Tournes, 1558.

Octavo, A-F8, G4, title page printed within elaborate frame with filigree designs, illustrated with ninety-six woodcuts (including two repetitions) by Bernard Salomon (1506-1561); bound in full 19th century French crushed morocco by Trautz-Bauzonnet, spine lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, aeg, rubbed and scratched, a tall copy, 6 1/4 x 4 in.

In the printer's letter to the reader, de Tournes describes the organization of this "livret." The images are presented with brief explanatory verses to facilitate a better understanding of the Christian and Catholic tenets of faith, "pour recreacion à l'oeil, ayde à la memoire, & contentement à l'esprit."

Mortimer French 85 (1556 edition).