Analysis of Content
a2r Gesta Romanorum [Cap. 1-136, 138-63, 137, 164-81]. ‘Ex gestis Romanorum hystorie notabiles . . .’ See G‑143.
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.
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.
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.
SHELFMARK: Douce RR 59.
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