LANCELOT DU LAC. Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac....  Paris: Antoine Verard, "1 July 1494" [but 1502-1504].

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LANCELOT DU LAC.
Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac.... Paris: Antoine Verard, "1 July 1494" [but 1502-1504].

US$ 30,000 - 50,000
£ 22,000 - 36,000
LANCELOT DU LAC.
Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac.... Paris: Antoine Verard, "1 July 1494" [but 1502-1504].
3 volumes. Folio (310 x 218 mm). 678 leaves (of 684, lacking 3 blanks and 3 leaves of text, H6 and I1 and I2 in volume one, blank bb1 in volume 2, and blanks aaa8 and GGG6 in volume 3). 45 lines and headline; double column. Type: 12:106B. Woodcut title-pages with xylographic initial "L" with calligraphic flourishes and grotesque faces (Macfarlane LXH), 28 large woodcut illustrations (including 9 repeats), numerous small white-on black, black lombard, and other woodcut initials with calligraphic flourishes. Late 19th century half morocco, some rubbing to edges. Occasionally some staining, a few repairs, some leaves reinforced along inner margin, Vol 2: ii 1 with mended hole affecting 7 lines, Vol 3: some staining, mostly marginal at beginning, EEE bound before DDD.
Provenance: Clifford Rattey (bookplate).

Second Verard edition (third total) of the Lancelot romance, reprinted from Verard's very rare first edition of 1 July 1494, the date of which was copied in colophon volume one. The colophon of volume III gives Verard's new address as Rue Neuve Notre Dame. VERY RARE according to American Book Prices Current only one other set with 3 volumes appeared at auction in the past 45 years. See: BMC VIII 83; Goff L-34; GW 12622; HC 9850; Macfarlane 166.
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LANCELOT DU LAC. Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac....  Paris: Antoine Verard, "1 July 1494" [but 1502-1504].
LANCELOT DU LAC. Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac....  Paris: Antoine Verard, "1 July 1494" [but 1502-1504].
LANCELOT DU LAC. Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac....  Paris: Antoine Verard, "1 July 1494" [but 1502-1504].
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