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Bod-Inc: H-223

Hortus Vocabulorum


Analysis of Content

A1v ‘Prologus in librum qui “Ortus vocabulorum” dicitur.’ Incipit: ‘Vt etenim multos (nostre precipue nationis Anglicos qui igitur . . .’

A2r Hortus vocabulorum. Incipit: ‘A est nomen prime littere Latine, generis neutri. Secundo est propositio Latina et significat Anglice . . .’ Explicit: quedam species an esugere’


Imprint: Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1500. Folio.


Collation: A–F8 G–O6 P–X AA–DD8 EE–II6 KK–NN8 OO6 PP8 QQ6.


ISTC: ih00491000

Hain: C 4540 = C 6300;

Goff: Goff H‑491;


Proctor: Pr 9720;

Others: Duff 202; Oates 4141; Sheppard 7469; STC 13829. Facsimile: ed. R. C. Alston (Menston, 1968).

LCN: 14463285


Copy number: H-223(1)

In this copy R1.8 is correctly imposed; see Duff's note.

Binding: Parchment.

Size: 277 × 203 × 56 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 195 mm.

Marginal and interlinear annotations, mostly in one seventeenth-century hand (that of Junius?), including cross-references, extraction of key words, corrections to and underlining in the text, also pointing hands. Scribbles and pen-trials, apparently by Sampson Price and others, particularly on A1r.

Provenance: ‘1506, 2s 8d‘; inscription on QQ6r. David Ireland (sixteenth century); inscription on A1r: ‘David Ireland owes this booke'. Other names in sixteenth-century hands on the same leaf, including William Atkins, Thomas Edwardes, and Thomas Moris; also numbers, perhaps shelfmarks or ledger numbers, ‘5354' and ‘58'. Thomas Price, sixteenth century; signatures or inscriptions on R8v, X7v, and BB6v (‘Thomas Price est verus'). John Mar; signature on II3v. Sampson Price (1585-1630); inscription on A1r: ‘Sampson Price is the true owner of this booke. Witnesse Thomas Grom, Frauncis Venables'; Thomas Grom is probably to be identified with Thomas Groom (b. 1589); Venables has not been identified. Francis Junius (1589-1677). Bequeathed in 1678; see SC 5144.

SHELFMARK: MS. Junius 32.

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