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Bod-Inc: B-481

Book of Courtesy



Imprint: Westminster: [Wynkyn de Worde, 1491-3]. 4°.

Remarks: Ascribed to Wynkyn de Worde on the basis of the printer's device; dated on the basis of the type which was not in use after 1493.


Types: Type: 120 G.

Line number: 23 lines on ‘Bb'.

Type area: Type area: 138 ×91 mm on ‘Bb'.

Watermarks: Watermark: Crown above an eight-pointed star.


ISTC: ib01029600

Hain: HC 4928;

Proctor: Pr 9689;

Others: Blades 94; de Ricci, Caxton, 103; Douce Legacy, no. 114; Duff 54; Sheppard 7425; STC 3304.

LCN: 13911223


Copy number: B-481(1)

Two leaves only, proofs, one signed Bb, the other unsigned, each printed on one side: the contents of the leaves are noted in John Hodgkin, ‘Proper Terms . . .', Transactions of the Philological Society, Supplement (1907-10), 1-187, at 6, 9, 42, 61; in Rachel Hands, English Hawking and Hunting in ‘The Boke of St. Albans’ (Oxford, 1975), pp. xlviii–xlix; and in David Scott-Macnab, A Sporting Lexicon of the Fifteenth Century: the 'JB Treatise', Medium Aevum Monographs, NS 23 (Oxford, 2003), with this copy referred to at 61-2.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half maroon morocco; bound for the Bodleian Library. Nineteenth-century(?) paper wrappers surrounding leaves.

Size of leaves: 195 × 135 mm.

‘[ ]s' in black ink. Date ‘1676' in black ink. A note by Douce on the inside of the paper wrapper.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. e.4.

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