Illustrations: 37 prints from 20 blocks : woodcut ; image 12 x 14 cm. (1) or smaller. Comprise cut on t.p. (equestrian portrait of René II, Duke of Lorraine), 10 x 14 cm.; arms of Lorraine on t.p. verso, 5 x 3 cm.; series of 13 cuts, repeated to 27, 10 x 14 cm., depicting the progress of the wars of 1475-1477 against Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy; 1 cut, 12 x 14 cm., depicting battle scene; 1 cut, 10 x 14 cm., depicting Charles' tomb; 1 cut repeated to 4 and 2 other cuts, 7 x 14 cm., perhaps cut for another work. "On the basis of style, the title cut and the main sequence of blocks may be attributed to ... Gabriel Salmon"--Mortimer.
Date: Privilege (on t.p. verso) dated Sept. 4, 1518; subsequently reissued with new privilege dated Feb. 21, 1518 (i.e. 1519).
Citation/reference: For discussion of this work and its place in the early printing history of Lorraine, cf. Beaupré, J.N. Recherches historiques et bibliographiques sur les commencements de l'imprimerie en Lorraine, p. 38-46; Beaupré. Nouvelles recherches de bibliographie lorraine, p. 12-13.
Printer's device: 1 print : woodcut ; image 7 x 7 cm. Following colophon. References: Davies, H.W. Devices of the early printers, 46.
On t.p., the word Nanceidos is xylographic. Strapwork initial A on t.p. verso; large grotesque initial L on p. . The A is ascribed to Jean Pèlerin; the L was used by Mathieu Husz at Lyon, ca. 1490. Cf. Rothschild. White on black foliated initials; small grotesque initial P.
Date: anno Cristia[n]e incarnatio[n]is 1518, nonas Ianuar[ij] [5 Jan. 1519]