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Bod-Inc: B-378

Boccaccio, Giovanni

De claris mulieribus.


Analysis of Content

A2r Boccaccio, Giovanni: [Letter addressed to] Andreola Acciaiuolus. See B‑376.

A2v Boccaccio, Giovanni: De claris mulieribus. See B‑376.

L3r [Colophon.]

L4r ‘Tabula operis precedentis'.


Imprint: Louvain: Aegidius van der Heerstraten, 1487. Folio.


Collation: A B8 C–L6.

Illustrations: 76 woodcuts.


ISTC: ib00718000

GW: GW 4485;

Hain: H 3328 = HC 3330 = 3331 = 3332;

Goff: Goff B‑718;

BMC: BMC IX 166;

Proctor: Pr 9308;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xiii, no. 64; Boekdrukkunst (1973), 189a; Campbell 294 = 293; HPT II 439; ILC 401; Sheppard 7160-1.

LCN: 13959065


Copy number: B-378(1)

Bound with:
2. Johannes Lichtenberger, Prognosticatio. [Heidelberg: Printer of the Vocabularius, after 1 Apr. 1488] (L‑103(1)).

Wanting the blank leaf A1.

In this copy the last line on B6v (beneath the woodcut) is omitted.

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; single gilt fillets form a border; marbled pastedowns; red-edged leaves; rebacked.

Size: 291 × 210 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 200 mm.

Provenance: Charles Chauncy (1709-1777); armorial book-plate; Howe, Book Plates, 5654; sale (1790), lot 2732, listing both items together. Bought by Francis Douce (1757-1834), at Chauncy's sale for £2. 3. 0, according to his annotated copy of the sale catalogue; armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 215(1).

Copy number: B-378(2)

Wanting K4 and the blank leaf L6.

L3 repaired.

Binding: Eighteenth-century half morocco; a gold stamp of a vase on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 278 × 208 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 266 × 198 mm.

Provenance: Johannes Basan (sixteenth/seventeenth century); name on A1r. Purchased from Parker, Catalogue (1832), no. 6462, for £1. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 3, and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 449.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.20.

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