Although this title page is framed with a woodcut border composed of religious vignettes, the work itself is an edition of the Roman playwright Terence’s Comedies. Indeed, the book’s printer, Jean de la Place, used the same borders in his theological printings, but here they are deployed in a clumsy way – the vignettes are not properly aligned and vertical rolls are used horizontally.
The volume bears the signature of two previous owners: one is indicated in the inscription here as being Johannes Martelo.
Title: Publij Terentij Aphri comicorum latinorum principis Comediae (Lyon, 1520)
Shelfmark: H.5.12 (catalogue record)
16th centuryH.5.12Johannes Marteloinscriptionsprovenancetitle pageswoodcuts