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Bod-Inc: H-008



Analysis of Content

See VL III 947-56.


Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 24 Mar. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–z A–L6; the collation includes v and w.

Types: Types: 96 text, 140 = Sorg 140, titles.

Leaves: 212 leaves.

Line number: 42 lines, in two columns (f1r).

Type area: Type area: 204 × 130 mm (f1r).

Illustrations: 229 woodcuts.


ISTC: ih00013450

GW: GW 12186;

Hain: H *8420;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑40; Schreiber V 4197; not in Sheppard.


Copy number: H-008(1)

Fragment containing e6, gatherings f-g, h1-2, h5-6, i2-5, m2-6, n1-5, o2-3, o6, p1, p3-4, p6, gatherings q-r, s1, s6, t2-6, gatherings v-w, x1-2, x5-6, y1-5, z1-5, A5-6, B1, B3, B5, C1-2, and G5; 111 woodcuts, some repeated.

Binding: Nineteenth-century (1840s) French brown blind-tooled morocco; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves, and gold-tooled turn-ins.

Size: 252 × 184 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 244 × 169 mm.

Woodcuts coloured in red, yellow, blue, and green, now almost invisible because the leaves have been washed.

Provenance: Davis & Orioli, Catalogue 141 (1951), no. 57, offered at £120; a cutting now extracted established that this copy was the one offered for sale by Davis & Orioli. Theodore Deodatus Nathaniel Besterman (1904-1976). Purchased in July 1979 for £866; see ledger (1978/9), no. 1060.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G5.1491.1.

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