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Bod-Inc: G-149

Gesta Romanorum


Analysis of Content

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

hh5r [Colophon.]

ii1r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, between 1484/5 and 1487]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated in ILC, following HPT; GW dates [c.1484/5], Sheppard [1484-7].


Collation: a–x8 y z6 aa–gg8 hh6 ii kk8.


ISTC: ig00285000

GW: GW 10887;

Hain: HC 7742;

Goff: Goff G‑285;

Proctor: Pr 9268;

Others: Campbell 825; HPT I 59, II 437; ILC 1100; Oates 3746; Sheppard 7139.

LCN: 14028534


Copy number: G-149(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1, hh6, and kk8.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold-tooled light brown sprinkled calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 199 × 135 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 127 mm.

A sixteenth-century illustration referring to chapter xlv is pasted to the rear pastedown.

On the front endleaf manuscript annotations by Francis Douce.

A four-line initial is supplied in blue on a2r. Two- and three-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.


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