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Exordium in volumen stabilime[n]to[rum] Rhodio[rum] militu[m] ordinis hospitalis sa[n]cti ioha[n]nis iherosolimitani

Author: Knights of Malta.
Contributor(s): Caoursin, Guillaume, -1501 [translator] |
Le Dru, Pierre, active 1488-1515 [printer.].
Production / publication: [Paris] : P[ierre] L[e Dru], [between 5 Aug. 1493 and Apr. 1495] Description: 126 unnumbered leaves ; 31 cm (folio).General note: Title from caption on leaf a1r. Printer identified from colophon on leaf q5v: P L. Printed in Le Dru's type 1:117G on Chancery folio paper. Dated from the type by CIBN. Signatures: a-p⁸ q⁶. First leaf within woodcut historiated border wand arms of the Grand Master, Pierre d'Aubusson. Citation/References note: Hellwald, F.G. Bibliographie méthodique de l'Ordre Souv. de St Jean de Jérusalem, page 213; Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, ic00115000Language note: In Latin and French.Ownership note: From the Library of George Dunn (1865-1912), of Woolley Hall near Maidenhead, Berkshire, an English bibliophile and keen student of palaeography (his book label on front pastedown). Binding note: Contemporary French binding of calf over oak boards, blind-stamped with rosettes and shields, surrounded by a border of interlaced ornaments; evidence of two ties. Housed in a beige buckram slipcase.Other title: Stabilimenta Rhodiorum Militum. French | Fondement de l'ordre de la chevalerie des hospitaliers de saint jehan baptiste de iherusalem | Exordium in volumen stabilimentorum Rhodiorum militum ordinis hospitalis sancti iohannis iherosolimitani.Subject(s): Knights of Malta -- StatutesSummary: First edition of the Statutes of the Knights of Malta translated in French, with a special letter in Latin by the Grand Master, dated August 5, 1493.
List(s) this item appears in: Knights of Malta

Hellwald, F.G. Bibliographie méthodique de l'Ordre Souv. de St Jean de Jérusalem, page 213

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, ic00115000

In Latin and French.

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