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Bod-Inc: G-145

Gesta Romanorum


Analysis of Content

a2r Gesta Romanorum [Cap. 1-136, 138-63, 137, 164-81]. ‘Ex gestis Romanorum hystorie notabiles . . .’ See G‑143.

r6v [Colophon.]

[s1r] [Table of contents.]


Imprint: [Gouda: Gerard Leeu, 23 Aug. 1480]. Folio.


Collation: a–q8 r6 [s10].

Illustrations: Woodcut full border on a2r; woodcut coat of arms on r6v.


ISTC: ig00282000

GW: GW 10884;

Hain: HC 7743;

Goff: Goff G‑282;

Proctor: Pr 8921;

Others: HPT I 37, II 417; ILC 1097; Oates 3392; Sheppard 6892.

LCN: 14110754


Copy number: G-145(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1. Gathering [s] is here bound first and signed ſ by hand, its last leaf having been cut out and mounted on a1r.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled brown calf, imitating a sixteenth-century style.

Size: 300 × 215 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 205 mm.

Early marginal notes, extracting key words, and pointing hands are supplied in brown ink in the outer margin of a1v.

Woodcut foliate border on a2r is coloured in yellow, green, red, purple, and blue. On a2r a five-line initial is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration touched in yellow-green. Two-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in blue or red; chapter headings underlined in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.38.

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