Cordiale Quattuor Novissimorum
Cordiale quattuor novissimorum [English] Of the four last things.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Of the four last things. [Preface.] Translated from the French by Anthony Wydeville, Earl Rivers. The Cordyal by Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, ed. Johannes Antonius Mulders (Ph.D. thesis, Leiden, 1962), 1-2.
[a3r] [Table of contents.] The Cordyal, ed. Mulders (1962), pp. 3x–4y.
[a4r] Cordiale quattuor novissimorum [English]. Of the four last things. Translated from the French by Anthony Wydeville, Earl Rivers. The Cordyal, ed. Mulders, 5-150.
[k4v] [Colophon with note on the translator.] The Cordyal, ed. Mulders, 150-2; Caxton, Prologues, 38-40.
Imprint: [Westminster]: William Caxton, 24 Mar. 1479. Folio.
Collation: [a–i8 k6].
GW: GW 7536;
Hain: HC 5714;
Goff: Goff C‑907;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: Pr 9631;
Others: Blake 24 B23; de Ricci, Caxton, 33; Duff 109; Oates 4071; Painter 212; Sheppard 7372; STC 5758.
Copy number: C-457(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [k6] and leaf k1.
On [h6v] the penultimate line is printed beneath the last line. For this copy see Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 12.
Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled calf, in the style of several Selden books; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover.
Size: 280 × 200 × 21 mm.
Size of leaf: 275 × 189 mm.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.
Provenance: In Hyde, Catalogus (1674), II 13, two copies of the English version are listed, one with the shelfmark Th. 4° N 14, the other undated and shelfmarked 4° N 3 Th. Seld.; it seems likely that the latter entry in the 1674 catalogue refers to this copy (possibly a Selden copy), and the former entry to C‑458; for Selden's copy see MS. Broxb. 84. 10 p. 32: ‘Liber de 4 Novissimis', listed as a theological quarto.
Former Bodleian shelfmarks: B 19. 14 Th.; G 7. 9 Th.; Auct. QQ sup. 1.15.
SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.10.
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