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Bod-Inc: C-478

Crescentiis, Petrus de

Ruralia commoda.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Crescentiis, Petrus de: [Letter addressed to] Aimericus [Giliani] de Placentia. Incipit: ‘[V]enerabili in Cristo patri . . . Cum presentem librum . . .’ See C‑477.

[a2r] ‘Rubrice'.

[a6r] Crescentiis, Petrus de: Ruralia commoda. Dedicated to Charles II [of Anjou], king of Jerusalem and Sicily. Incipit: ‘[E]xcellentissimo principi . . . [C]um ex virtute prudentie . . .’ See C‑477; also Sorbelli, ‘Bibliografia', 316-17.


Imprint: Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 9 Dec. 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–i10 k12 l–t10 u6].


ISTC: ic00966000

GW: GW 7821;

Hain: HC *5829;

Goff: Goff C‑966;

BMC: BMC IX 137;

Proctor: Pr 9208;

Others: Boekdrukkunst (1973), 64; BSB‑Ink C‑696; Campbell 501; Hillard 696; HPT II 435; ILC 645; Oates 3696; Sheppard 7075-6.

LCN: 14422548


Copy number: C-478(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [u6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled russia; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 288 × 220 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 200 mm.

Early running headlines and occasional marginal notes.

Provenance: R. Wilkinson († by Apr. 1797); on the front endleaf a book-plate with monogram R W; see Rogers, ‘Wilkinson', no. 14; Howe, Book Plates, 32796; sale (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 3 Apr. 1797), lot 118, marked down to Francis Douce (1757-1834) for £0. 12. 0; armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 210.

Copy number: C-478(2)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [u6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 230 × 178 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 256 × 168 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754); on front endleaf an inscription: ‘è coll. R. Mead. MD.' Edward Umfreville (†1786); on [a2r] an inscription: ‘Ed[wa]r[d]i Umfreville 1754'. John White († not after 1788); on the front endleaf an inscription: ‘Dono amicissimi Joannis White nunc tenet Edw. Jacob 1766'. Given by Edward Jacob (1710?-1788) to Francis Randolph (1752-1831); on the front endleaf an inscription: ‘Hunc librum etsi perrarum, exiguam tamen gratitudinis suæ tesseram Amico optimo Francisco Randolph S. J. P. lubentissime offert et ut acceptum diu teneat fervide precatur eius obligatissimus Edw. Jacob. Faversham 27 Jan. 1783'. John Randolph (1749-1813), Bishop of Oxford; on front endleaf an inscription: ‘D. D. Vir reverendissimus Johannes [Randolph] Episc. Oxon.' Presented by Randolph in 1803; see Books Purchased (1803), 7.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. N 4.18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.18.

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