Title: Figures du Nouveau Testament, 1558
Author: Charles Fontaine; Bernard Solomon
Publisher: A Lyon, par Jan de Tournes
Condition: Very Good
A mid 16th century edition of Fontaine’s Figures of the New Testament, featuring a suite of 96 woodcuts by Bernard Solomon, each accompanied by a poetical sixain by Fontaine. This work is typically bound after Quadrins Historiques de la Bible.
One volume in 18mo, 52 leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and splitting to the lower front hinge. The margins of leaf 49 are cut sharply, not affecting any text or imagery. There is restoration work to the last four leaves, with text loss to the last leaf. There is foxing scattered throughout.