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Dictys Cretensis

Historia Troiana.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Dictys Cretensis [pseudo-]: ‘Prologus'. Dictys Cretensis, ed. Werner Eisenhut (Leipzig, 1973), 2-3. See Stefan Merkle, ‘  “Troiani belli verior textus”. Die Trojaberichte des Dictys und Dares', Die deutsche Trojaliteratur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Materialien und Untersuchungen, ed. Horst Brunner Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter. Schriften des Sonderforschungsbereiches 226 Würzburg/Eichstätt, 3 (Wiesbaden, 1990), 491-522, at 494-507.

[a1v] Dictys Cretensis [pseudo-]: Historia Troiana. ‘Ephemeridos belli Trojani libri sex'. Dictys Cretensis. ed. Eisenhut, 3-133.


Imprint: [Cologne: Printer of Dictys (Arnold Ther Hoernen), not after 1471]. 4°.

Remarks: The copy in Edinburgh University Library was rubricated in 1471; see also Samuel Leigh Sotheby, The Typography of the Fifteenth Century (London, 1845), pl. 30, no. 66.


Collation: [a–g8 h i6.]


ISTC: id00184000

GW: GW 8324;

Hain: HCR 6154;

Goff: Goff D‑184;

BMC: BMC I 210;

Proctor: Pr 985;

Others: Oates 472; Sheppard 753; Voulliéme, Köln, 372.

LCN: 14815934


Copy number: D-057(1)

Wanting sheet [a4.5].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 206 × 145 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 138 mm.

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

Provenance: Paris, Collège des Cholets; an inscription: ‘Ex bibliotheca Collegii cholet[h]orum'. Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851); Catalogue (1835), part IV, no. 664. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.34.

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