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Bod-Inc: E-088

Eyb, Albertus de

Margarita poetica (part 1).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Eyb, Albertus de: [Letter addressed to] Johannes II von Pfalz-Simmern, Bishop of Münster. Incipit: ‘Optasti saepenumero, reuerende pater ac princeps illustrissime, heroicarum cultor virtutum ut si quando . . .’ See E‑082.

[a2r] Eyb, Albertus de: Margarita poetica. Incipit: ‘[B]ene esset, vir illustrissime, quod quoniam omnis eloquentie et perfecte elocutionis . . .’ See E‑082.

[r8v] ‘Tabula'. [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Paris: Au Soufflet Vert (Louis Symonel et Socii), [c.1476]. Folio.


Collation: [a–o10 p8 q r10].


ISTC: ie00171400

GW: GW 9538;

Hain: H 6817;

Proctor: Pr 7900;

Others: Sheppard 6113.

LCN: 14549766


Copy number: E-088(1)

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

Size: 270 × 200 × 31 mm.

Size of leaf: 258 × 182 mm.

On [a1r] a seven-line French initial is supplied in gold on a blue and red ground with white highlighting, incorporated into a quarter floral border in gold, red, blue, and green in the inner margin. Headings and initials are supplied in red, paragraph marks in red or blue; capitals touched in yellow wash.

Provenance: Jean de Julliot (fl. 1773); on [a1r] an inscription: ‘Ex musaeo Joa. de Julliot anno 1773'. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); armorial stamp in gold; sale (1824), lot 1224. Purchased in 1824 for £7. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1824), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.28.

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