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Bod-Inc: G-169

Gower, John

Confessio amantis [English].



Imprint: Westminster: William Caxton, 2 Sept. 14[8]3. Folio.

Remarks: The printed date ‘a thouſand CCCC lxxxxiii' in the colophon must be erroneous.


Collation: [*6] [a] b–z [et] A B8 C6.


ISTC: ig00329000

GW: GW 10976;

Hain: HC 7835;

Goff: Goff G‑329;


Proctor: Pr 9654;

Others: Caxton, Exhibition, BL, 57, no. 54; de Ricci, Caxton, 48; Duff 166; Needham, Pardoner, 88, no. Cx 66; Oates 4086; Painter, Caxton, 213; Rhodes 849; Sheppard 7393; STC 12142.

LCN: 14555778


Copy number: G-169(1)

Fragments consisting of portions of two leaves, m8 and o5.

Binding: Bound in a modern guard-book of fragments: see A‑001. These leaves were formerly bound in Thomas Mall, Of holy living . . .; Theophilus Polwheile, Choice directions therein . . . (London, 1668 [1667, 1668]) [8° X 53 Th.].

Size of fragments: m8: 147 × 221 mm; o5: 254 × 147 mm.

Provenance (of 8° X 53 Th.): Acquired by 1738; see Fysher, Catalogus, II 342.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. E7.1(4).

Copy number: G-169(2)

Portion of y7 only. Formerly used as a pastedown.

Binding: Bound as above.

Size of fragment: 267 × 204 mm.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834)(?); note on the recto ‘Douce papers P 6'(?). Presumably bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. E7.1(4*).

Copy number: G-169(3)

Two portions of B1 only.

Binding: Bound as above. This leaf was formerly bound in Thomas Wharton, Adenographia, sive Glandularum totius corporis descriptio (Amsterdam, 1659) [8° N 42 Med.], but removed from this book in Mar. 1950 [note in the hand of David Rogers inside the upper cover].

Size of fragments: 130 × 102 mm; 131 × 102 mm.

Provenance (of 8° N 42 Med.): Acquired by 1674; see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), II 252.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. E7.1(4**).

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