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Bod-Inc: C-437

Contemplation of Sinners

Contemplation of sinners [English and Latin].


Analysis of Content

A2r [Touris, William]: Contemplation of sinners. Dedicated to Richard [Foxe], Bishop of Durham. Incipit: ‘At the deuoute & dylygent request of the ryght reuerende fader . . . Rycharde bysshop of Dureham . . .’ For the authorship see Sally Mapstone, Scots and their Books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: an Exhibition in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (10 June -- 24 August 1996) (Oxford, 1996), no. 5 [this copy], and references given there.

P4r [Colophon.]

P4r [Poem.] Incipit: ‘Namque huius mundi fallacis gaudia vite | Et quibus exuere se debet omnis homo'; 4 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 10 July 1499. 4°.


Collation: A–O6 P4.

Illustrations: Ten woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: ic00869000

GW: GW 7445;

Hain: H 5674;

Goff: Goff C‑869;


Proctor: Pr 9714;

Others: Duff 106; Oates 4138; Rhodes 617; Sheppard 7461-2; STC 5643. Facsimile: English Experience, no. 645 (Amsterdam, 1974).

LCN: 14424318


Copy number: C-437(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century English gold-tooled diced russia; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 188 × 138 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 181 × 126 mm.

Occasional manuscript annotations.

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

SHELFMARK: Douce 41.

Copy number: C-437(2)

Bound with:
1. Bernard Garter, A new yeares gifte, dedicated to the Pope's holinesse. (London: Henry Bynneman, 1579) (STC 11629);
2. Thomas Elyot, The castel of helth. (London: [Joan] Orwin, for M. Lownes, 1595) (STC 7656).

Binding: Parchment; two ties lost.

Size: 185 × 125 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 177 × 125 mm.

Early marginal notes in English.

Provenance: Probably acquired by 1674; item 2 is in Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 227, with the same shelfmark as the volume has today.

SHELFMARK: 4° N 16(3) Th.

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