Spousage of a virgin to Christ.
Analysis of Content
A2r [Alcock, Johannes]: [Spousage of a virgin to Christ.] Incipit: ‘I aske the banes betwix the hyghe and moost myghty . . .’ See Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 558; see V. M. O'Mara, ‘Preaching to Nuns in Late Medieval England', Medieval Monastic Preaching, ed. Carolyn Muessig, Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 90 (Leiden, 1998), 93-119, at 104-6.
Imprint: Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, [c.1497]. 4°.
Collation: A6 B4.
Remarks: Leaf B2 is signed Cii.
Illustrations: Woodcut on B3v, Hodnett no. 374 and fig. 19. This was one of Caxton's woodcuts and was taken over by Wynkyn.
GW: GW 855;
Proctor: Pr 9724;
Others: Duff 20; Sheppard 7454; STC 287. Facsimile: English Experience, no. 638 (Amsterdam, 1974).
Copy number: A-160(1)
Wanting A1 and B4.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf for the Bodleian Library.
Size: 203 × 143 × 3 mm.
Size of leaf: 195 × 132 mm.
In the inner margin of A2r: ‘Curious Black Letter Book', written in black ink in an eighteenth-century(?) hand. Also a drawing in black ink, in the lower margin, of the printed initial ‘G' on the same page.
Provenance: Thomas Jolley (fl. 1848); sale (1843), lot 27. Purchased for £3. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 2.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° A 68 Th. BS.
SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.45.
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