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Bod-Inc: A-453

Ars Moriendi

Ars moriendi ‘Cum de praesentis exilii miseria mortis transitus . . .’ [Castilian] Arte del bien morir.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1r ‘Prologo.’ Incipit: ‘[C]omo el passar de esta misera vida . . .’

a1r ‘Arte de bien morir.’ [Also known as Ars moriendi.] Incipit: ‘[H]aun que la muerte del cuerpo sea la mas espantosa cosa del mundo . . .’

f1r Ximenes, Franciscus: Confessionale. Incipit: ‘El primero capitulo, qual deue ser el confessor . . . Primeramente deue ser el confessor dulce en corregir . . .’


Imprint: [Zaragoza: Johannes Hurus, c.1488-91]. 4°.


Collation: a–c8 d–g8.4.

Illustrations: 11 woodcuts.


ISTC: ia01113300

GW: GW 2633;

Proctor: Pr 9518;

Others: Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica (+ II) 37; O'Connor, Art of Dying, 162; Sheppard 7293; Vindel, Arte, 76; 24.

LCN: 13980204


Copy number: A-453(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century tree calf, with the crest of a ram's head above initials ‘H T' (for Henri Ternaux-Compans) stamped in gold on both covers, and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 210 × 150 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 138 mm.

Occasional notes and pen-trials. For this copy see Hispanic MSS and Books, 8 no. 22.

Provenance: Henri Ternaux-Compans (1807-1864). Purchased for £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.29.

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