Doctrinal des bons seruiteurs.

s.l., s.n. c., 1525. Small 8vo (134 mm.). [8]p. Gothic type (?86), title woodcut of two knights kneeling before a lady (56 x 55 mm), a larger block of God with Angels & Virtues (74 x 67 mm.) on final verso. GILT CITRON MOROCCO (Bauzonnet) with narrow decorative outer borders, corner fleurons include an acorn, central medallion of partly pointillé tools around a rose, spine & red morocco label gilt, turn-ins & all edges gilt. A LATE MEDIEVAL VERSE GUIDE FOR SERVANTS ON MANNERS, FOOD, DRINK and the vicissitudes of life: Seruans doiuent auoir cecy En eulx Cest que chascun se sache Tout premier oreilles de vache Groing de porc dos dasne aussi…We are, i.a., URGED TO SCOFF THE GOOD BITS OFF THE MASTER’S PLATE AND CAUTIONED AGAINST CARDS, DICE AND THEFT. Four Renaissance editions of the text are known — all are undated with no established priority. None is in NUC, OCLC, BM STC, Rothschild or Adams. The poem shares much with the 15th century Régime pour tous serviteurs (see Montandon, Bib. des traités de savoir-vivre I: 25-6). Gilt leather bookplates of Alphonse Audenet and Charles Nodier.Nodier, Description 319 “Magnifique exemplaire”; Brunet II: 781 (this ex.); see Kelso, Doctrine for the Lady of the Renaissance 287. Item #6672

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