Andrelini, Publio Fausto, De neapolitana fornouiensique victoria. 1503. 4°. Paris: Guy Marchant, for Jean Petit.

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Andrelini, Publio Fausto, 1462-1518.
[De neapolitana fornouiensique victoria.]
Faustus de neapolitana fornouiensique victoria.
[Paris]: [Colophon:] a Guidone mercatore. ac Iohanne paruo impressi: Parisiis. Anno .M. cccc. lxxxxvi. pridie kal Septembres [sic] [c. 1503].
4°: a–d⁶ e⁸.
Printed in Paris by Guy Marchant for Jean Petit.
The colophon date (31 August 1496) is a mystery. BMC viii, p. xxv relegates the book to the sixteenth century, noting that it refers to Charles VIII (d. 1498) as ‘quondam’ and to Guillaume Briçonnet as Archbishop of Rheims (1497) and that Marchant’s address is ‘in Bellouisu’ which he did not acquire until 1499. He is not recorded as having roman types before 1501. The state of Petit’s device is datable to 1503, which is the date recorded by the Inventaire chronologique. It is possible that the colophon is copied from an earlier edition, but there is no other surviving edition dated 1496 and none of the books recorded by ISTC for 31 August 1496 have any relevance.
Signature pattern: ‘$i’–‘$iiii’.
Catchword pattern: none.
Types: Rot6 (205mm); R16 (79mm); R8 (94mm).
Initials: none.
Devices: Renouard 881.
Illustrations: Woodcut of crowned shield with three fleurs de lys.
BMC viii, p. xxv, n. 2.
Inventaire chronologique 1503, no. 2.