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Bod-Inc: A-179

Alexander de Villa Dei



Analysis of Content

a1r [Alexander de Villa Dei]: Doctrinale (Partes I–IV). Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 1-1549.

g9v Grapaldus, Franciscus Marius: [Sale advertisement in verse.] Incipit: ‘Artis grammatices canones qui noscere cupis | Doctrinam hanc imo pectore conde puer'; 2 elegiac distichs. Printed in Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae, IV (London, 1745), 525 no. 10199. ‘G F M Parmen' is printed above the verse, presumably a reference to Franciscus Marius Grapaldus, of Parma.

g9v [A day in the life of a school pupil]. Incipit: ‘Quoniam paruulis pueris incipientibus erudiri . . . Ante lucem euigilaui de somno . . .’


Imprint: Parma: Angelus Ugoletus, 29 Nov. 1486. 4°

Remarks: GW describes the format as octavo, but the book has the appearance of a quarto, and, in the absence of a paper copy, the format cannot be determined.


Collation: a–f8 g10. Collation as Sheppard, not GW (a–g10?).


ISTC: ia00421850

GW: GW 961;

Hain: C 271;

Proctor: Pr 6863;

Others: Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 31; Sheppard 5675-6.

LCN: 14291074


Copy number: A-179(1)

Printed on parchment.

Binding: English eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; outer frame of three fillets, inside which is a floral centre-piece, which includes tool 4 (see below); border consisting of floral roll, with coronets; turn-ins and edges decorated with ‘Chapman roll 3' (see below); marbled pastedowns. ‘Harleian style' binding (Cotton 341), possibly the work of Christopher Chapman; see Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', 175-82 and pl. 14, Chapman roll 3 and pl. 15, tools 1a, 1b, 4, 9, and 12. The gold stamp of Bodleian Library inside the lower cover.

Size: 197 × 150 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 140 mm.

Occasional pen-trials.

Two-line initials are supplied in red; a four-line green ‘S' is supplied on a1r.

Provenance: Nathaniel Noel; purchased on 3 June 1723 for Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); see Humfrey Wanley, The Diary of Humfrey Wanley 1715-1726, ed. C. E. Wright and Ruth C. Wright, 2 vols (London, 1966), II 245, no. 11; bought by Thomas Osborne; see Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae, IV no. 10199. Michael Maittaire (1668-1747); sale (1748), lot 151. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); purchased by him at the Maittaire sale; inscribed book-plate. Presumably acquired from R. Rawlinson.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 3.6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.6.

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