Paris, J. Jehannot, n.d. [c. 1520-1521].
Small 4to, a8, b-e4, f8, g-k4, l8, m-p4, q8, r-v4, x8, y-z4, r4, A-B4, C8, D4, E6 = (142) ll., 2 col., 41 l., 1 large woodcut on the title repeated at the back, right upper corner of the title restored. Red morocco, large filt fleuron in the center, spine ribbed and gilt, gilt edges. Trautz-Bauzonnet.
188 x 129 mm.
Ambroise Firmin-Didot and Charles Boulon de Rouvre’s copy, the only one mentioned by Tchemerzine and Boudrillon of this precious edition of the “Romance of the Rose” printed towards 1520-1521.
This copy seems to be the only one recorded from this first issue: before the adjunction of the number XXIX on the title after the mention “Imprimé à Paris”.
“Title in red and black inside a small border: large capital letter S at the beginning, 4 lines-high, followed with a woodcut in a new style repeated at the back. The lover and his lady in a landscape, in front of a castle. Printer mark of J. Jehannot at the end. 5 figures.”
A precious copy illustrated with 5 figures, the only one recorded from the first issue, coming from the libraries A. Firmin-Didot and C. Bourlon de Rouvre, mentioned by Tchemerzine and Bourdillon.