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Bod-Inc: B-058

Barlaam et Josaphat [German]


Analysis of Content

[a2r] ‘Vorred'. Incipit: ‘[H]ie vahet an eÿn gar loeblich vnd heÿlsam allen christgelaubigen cronica . . .’

[a2v] Barlaam et Josaphat [German]. Incipit: ‘[E]s schreibet der hoch lerer vnd Meÿster der histori Damascenus in seinem bůch der geschicht . . .’ Based on the Latin version as printed in incunable editions; see Kuhn, ‘Barlaam und Joasaph', at 69-70. On other German versions of the legend see LMA I 1467-8.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Anton Sorg, c.1480]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; GW dates [c.1476].


Collation: [a10+1 b–h10 i k8].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials. 64 woodcuts.


ISTC: ib00128000

GW: GW 3399;

Hain: HC 5916;

Goff: Goff B‑128;

BMC: BMC II 348;

Proctor: Pr 1679;

Others: Schreiber V 4347; Sheppard 1243.

LCN: 14484859


Copy number: B-058(1)

Leaf [a1] is blank with the same watermark (a bell) as [a2]. After [a9] a leaf has been cut out.

Binding: Nineteenth-century pasteboards.

Size: 284 × 202 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 190 mm.

Woodcut initials are coloured in red. Red capital strokes.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 184.

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