De perfectione cordis.
Analysis of Content
a2r Gerson, Johannes: De perfectione cordis. Gerson, Oeuvres, VIII no. 413, 116-33.
c4v [Advertisement.] Incipit: ‘Venales reperiuntur prope collegium Remense ad intersignium diui Stephani.’
Imprint: [Paris]: Félix Baligault, [1495-6]. 8°.
Collation: a b8 c4.
GW: GW 10805;
Hain: C 2704;
Goff: Goff G‑252;
BMC: BMC VIII 174;
Proctor: Pr 8277;
Others: not in Sheppard.
Copy number: G-121(1)
Binding: Sixteenth-century Flemish (Mechelen) blind-panelled calf over pasteboards, by Jan Tys; two ties lost; rebacked. On each cover intersecting fillets form a frame. In the inner rectangle is a repeated Annunciation panel, now well-worn. See Foot, ‘Monasteries and Dragons', 200, and n. 66, with the references given there; cf. the panels referred to in Goldschmidt no. 106, and also Weale R410.
Size: 145 × 100 × 6 mm.
Size of leaf: 138 × 94 mm.
On the verso of the final rear endleaf is a faint early inscription, unread.
On a1r a four-line initial ‘D' is supplied in blue; on b3r a two-line initial ‘O' in red.
Provenance: Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Frederick Startridge Ellis in 1933 for £5. 0. 0; accession no. ‘1541'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 23.4.
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