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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart

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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ.
Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 155



*Cy ïiniflent les faits et geftes du roy Jehan qui eft la fin de ce troiziefme volume dé la mer des hiftoires et croniques de France. On the laft-page, ftandslhe device of John Petit; without date» Of the fourth «volume, the firft divifion terminates wifti the death of Louis XI. by many grievous difeafes, concerning which it is faid:: * Lefquelles maladies luy puiflent valoir au falut de fon ame et luy donner 4bn paradis par fa mifericorde *celuy qui vit-et règne au fiecle des fieclest •Amen/ The fécond divifion, and with it the whole work, terminates with the year 1616, inOSlober. At the-end ftands, Cy finift le quatriefme liure de la mer des hyftoires et croniques de France, nouuellement imprimé a Paris le mecredy dixiefme jour de Mars, Lan mil cinq cens et xviij. It has alfo firailar marks -of the publHher, printer, and date, as in fhe .firft edition-of Froiflart. -For wen the letters in the text, in all thefour -volumes, are one and the fame; yet, however, a remarkable difference difplays itfelf in the initial letters. Therefore, -I judge, 1. That Galliot du Pré is the publifher of the whole work ; that he has been pieafed with the fanje iU-fhaped L for an iraprcflion to all the four titles, alfo the wood-cut of Clovis's hiftory in the third and fourth volume.: 2. Both the firft volumes having been printed at the fame time at two printing-offices, they were finifhed -towards -the end of 'Oétober 15?17f-^tho faid *wood*cut does not occur in the fécond volume,—the fécond by Michel le Noir, the firft by himfelf or another : S. The third and fourth volume having been printed, one quickly after the other, from the beginning of November 151,7, til towards March 1518, by Petit, as this wood-cut even occurs in both*; alb the initial letters have fimilar decorations. If Clement had compared the initial letters in both copies of Froiflart, he had been able to prove ftill more accurately his judgment, that only the fame edition is given before ,1530.; as, on the contrary, from the above-mentioned .reafons, efpecialiy


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