A true and admirable historie, of a mayden of Confolens, in the prouince of Poictiers: that for the space of three yeeres and more hath liued, and yet doth, vvithout receiuing either meate or drinke. Of whom, his Maiestie in person hath had the view, and, (by his commaund) his best and chiefest phisitians, haue tryed all meanes, to find, whether this fast & abstinence be by deceit or no. In this historie is also discoursed, whether a man may liue many dayes, moneths or yeeres, without receiuing any sustenance. Published by the Kings especiall priuiledge.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Citois, François, 1572-1652.
Other Authors: Coeffeteau, Nicolas, 1574-1623., Munday, Anthony, 1553-1633.
Associated Name: Roberts, James, -1618? (Printer)
Uniform Title:Abstinens Confolentanea. English
Format: Book
Published: At London : Printed by I. Roberts, and are to be sold at his house in Barbican, Anno Dom. 1604.
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Physical Description:[8], 51, [1] leaves ; 15 cm (8vo)
Place of Publication:
England -- London.
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General note:A reissue, with cancel title page, of the edition of 1603.
Erroneously attributed to Nicolas Coeffeteau.
Last leaf is blank.
Running title reads: Three yeeres fast of a mayden of Poictu.
Translation from Marc Lescarbot's French version of: Citois, François. Abstinens Confolentanea.
Translator's dedication signed: A.M., i.e. Anthony Munday.
Citation / References note:ESTC, S105099
STC (2nd ed.), 5327
Immediate source of acquisition note:
Bequest; Mary Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe; 2015.
Ownership and custodial history note:
Copy note: Bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe.
Other copy-specific details note:
Copy note: Lacks four leaves of preliminaries (A5-8) and the last leaf.
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