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Histoire de Barlaam et de Iosaphat, roy des Indes / composee par sainct Iean Damascene et traduicte par F. Iean de Billy, prieur de la Chartreuse de Nostre-Dame de bone esperance, pres le Chasteau de Gaillon.

Standardized Title:
Barlaam and Joasaph (Greek version)
Publication:
A Paris : Chez Guillaume Chaudiere ..., MDLXXVIII [1578]
Format/Description:
Book
189, [3] leaves ; 17 cm (8vo).
Fingerprint:
e-e, eze- i-au iemo (3) 1578 (R)
Subjects:
Gautama Buddha -- Legends -- Early works to 1800.
Christian legends -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
France Paris.
Notes:
Signatures: A-2A⁸.
Here work is attributed to St. John of Damascus but this attribution is now considered spurious.
Includes the life of Saint Joannes of Damascus written by Joannes VI, patriarch of Jerusalem, abridged and translated into French by J. Billy and St. Joannes Chrysostomus on leaves 175-182.
Woodcuts: Initials, head-pieces; printer's device on title page.
Printed marginalia.
Translated into French by J. Billy.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has ownership inscription from the Jesuit College in Alençon France reading: Collegij Alenc. Soc. Jesu cata. inscrip.
Culture Class Collection copy with gift inscription from the Parish of Saint Laurent, Nogent-Sur-Seine (France): Ex dono Domini phelippe parochi S. Laurentij Nogent.
Culture Class Collection copy bound in full parchment; remains of ties.
Penn Provenance:
Jesuits (Alençon, France) (former owner) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Saint Laurent (Parish : Nogent-Sur-Seine, France) (former owner) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1578
Cited in:
Shaaber, M.A. 16th cent. imprints, B73
Contributor:
Billy, Jacques de, 1535-1581.
Chaudière, Guillaume, -1601, printer.
John, of Damascus, Saint.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Greek Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
51417387
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