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Bod-Inc: C-155

Caxton, William

Advertisement for Sarum Pie (Ordinale ad usum Sarum).


Analysis of Content

Printed side [Caxton, William: Advertisement for Sarum Pie (Ordinale ad usum Sarum)]. Incipit: ‘If it plese any man spirituel or temporel to bye any pyes of two and thre comemoracions of Salisburi . . .’ See Painter, Caxton, 98-9.


Imprint: [Westminster: William Caxton, c.1477]. Broadside 4°.

Remarks: As dated by GW, Duff, and Sheppard; Needham, Pardoner dates [1477]; STC dates [1477?]; Painter, Caxton, Douce Legacy [entry by David Rogers], and Caxton, Exhibition, BL date [1479].


Collation: One leaf, printed on one side only.


ISTC: ic00355700

GW: GW 6440; E 479;

Hain: C 32;

Proctor: Pr 9625;

Others: Blades, Caxton, 35; Caxton, Exhibition, BL, 45, no. 32; Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 9; de Ricci, Caxton, 17; Douce Legacy no. 113; Duff 80; Lotte Hellinga, Caxton in Focus (London, 1982), 43, pl. 12; Needham, Pardoner, 85, no. Cx 24; Painter, Caxton, 212; Sheppard 7368; STC 4890.

LCN: 14835477


Copy number: C-155(1)

Mounted on card. For this copy see Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 9; A. N. L. Munby, Connoisseurs and Medieval Miniatures 1750-1850 (Oxford, 1972), at p. 49, with the quotation about the exchange of the 2nd copy of the advertisement with Lord Spencer taken from Douce's notebook, MS. Douce e. 75, fol. 15.

Binding: Kept in acid-free envelope, previously half maroon morocco, presumably like other books shelfmarked ‘Douce Fragm.’

Size of leaf: 80 × 146 mm.

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

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Douce Fragm. e.1.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.37.

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