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Bod-Inc: A-159

Alcock, Johannes, Bishop of Ely



Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page with woodcut.]

A1v [Woodcut.]

A2r Alcock, Johannes: Gallicantus. Incipit: ‘Apprehendite dilectissimi filii disciplinam patris . . .’ See Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 558.

D5r Alcock, Johannes: ‘Constitutio Johannis Eliensis episcopi pro festis sanctorum infrascriptorum in diocesi sua celebrandis.’ Incipit: ‘Quoniam dicente salvatore discipulis suis . . .’


Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [after 25 Sept. 1498]. 4°.


Collation: A8 B–D6.

Remarks: Leaf A3 is signed A.

Illustrations: Three woodcuts: on A1r repeated on A1v, Hodnett no. 1354 and fig. 123, and see also Julie Ann Smith, ‘An Image of a Preaching Bishop in late Medieval England: the 1498 Woodcut Portrait of Bishop John Alcock', Viator, 21 (1990), 301-22, and fig. 1; on A2r, Hodnett no. 1484.


ISTC: ia00365500

GW: GW 846;

Hain: H 624;

Proctor: Pr 9800;

Others: Duff 11; Sheppard 7551; STC 277.

LCN: 14292554


Copy number: A-159(1)

Binding: Sheppard states that this volume was formerly ‘bound in' 4° A 60 Th., whereas an unpublished note by D. M. Rogers says 4° A 160 Th., a shelfmark which does not now exist; this cannot be verified. Nineteenth-century purple morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 198 × 138 × 4 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 130 mm.

Marginal corrections in an approximately contemporary hand.

Provenance: John Sammon (b. 1588); inscription: ‘Ex dono Jo. Samon in artibus magis[tri] quondam ex Coll. Aeneanas. et verbi divini concionatoris apud Evesham in com. Wigorn'. As this copy may have been bound with another volume, it is not clear whether the above donation inscription refers to the Bodleian or to another beneficiary. In the Bodleian Library by 1674; see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 17; not found in James, Catalogus (1605) or James, Catalogus (1620).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.33.

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