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Bod-Inc: C-480

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 uirtute prudentie . . .’ See C‑477; also Sorbelli, ‘Bibliografia', 321-2.


Imprint: Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, [1484-7]. Folio.

Remarks: Dated in HPT. Dated [1485] by GW.


Collation: a–n8 o6 p–z [et]8 [con]6.


ISTC: ic00967000

GW: GW 7823;

Hain: HC 5827;

Goff: Goff C‑967;

BMC: BMC IX 151;

Proctor: Pr 9244;

Others: Campbell 502; HPT II 437; ILC 647; Oates 3726; Sheppard 7128-9.

LCN: 14422612


Copy number: C-480(1)

Sheet [et]4.5 bound after [con]3.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind- and gold-tooled red morocco.

Size: 285 × 215 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 193 mm.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 2045. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.34.

Copy number: C-480(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

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

Size: 280 × 210 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 194 mm.

Early foliation; folio references in table of contents supplied in an early hand. Some translations of plant names into English added in an early hand.

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

Provenance: Richard Kyman (b. 1476); on a2r an inscription: ‘Liber Ricardi Kyman'; on [con]6r: ‘Liber Ricardi Kyman Domini de Me[r]cynche [probably Markinch, Fife] me fecit fieri in vniversitate Louaniensi in seruisio reuerendissimi domini domini Wilelmi archipiscopi s[anc]ti Andr[eae] existente tunc temporis anno etatis mei xxvii et in anno domini millesimo quadringentissimo nonagessimo et secundo et hoc scriptum scripsi manu propria in eadem ciuitate coram his testibus dominis Roberto Abernythy vicarius de Kellamoir [Kirriemuir, Forfar], Alexandro Deowar et Andrea Joly cum dominis alliis in signum cuius hoc signum manuale adposui R. K. Spes mea ex alto'. William Roscoe (1753-1831); sale (19 Aug. 1816), lot 1704. Oxford, Radcliffe Library; see Catalogue (1835), 108; book-plate with old shelfmarks ‘F.4.a.26', ‘6.F.1.1', ‘7.K.1.2', ‘7.K.1.3', and ‘7.J.1.3'. Transferred to the Bodleian by the Radcliffe Trustees between 1861 and 1893.


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