Jean Frellon (active Lyon, 1536 - 1570)

Dance of Death [Les images de la mort, auxquelles sont adioustees dixsept figures. Davantage, La medecine de l’ame. La consolation des malades. Vn sermon de mortalité, par saint Cyprian. Vn sermon de patience, par saint Iehan Chrysostome], 1562

Printed ink on paper, 13.65 x 9.21 cm (5 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

1.b.1.19

Creators

  • Hans Holbein The Younger (Augsburg, 1497 or 1498 - 1543, London) - illustrator
  • Jean Frellon (active Lyon, 1536 - 1570) - publisher
  • Hammond - binder

Object Case

French Authors Case

Language

French

Publication Place

Lyon

Binding Description

Full red crushed levant morocco; double blind fillet on sides with fleurons at corners; fleurons on back panel; gilt edges

Description

1 vol., 24°

Provenance

Collection of the English art collector and watercolor painter Edward Cheney (1803-1884), London.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the Edward Cheney sale at the auction house Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London for £4.4, on 20 July 1886 through the scholar and critic Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908) and the bookseller and publisher Bernard Quaritch (1819-1899), London, lot 920.

Marks

Affixed: bookplate of Edward Cheney
Enclosed: bliographic description [hand of Morris Carter]

Bibliography

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. Catalogue of the Choice Library of the late Edward Cheney, Esq. (London, 25-29 June 1886), lot 920.
Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Books from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1906), p. 36.
Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Manuscripts and Bookbindings from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1922), p. 74.


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