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Image Du Monde

Myrrour of the worlde.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Table of contents.] Caxton's Mirrour of the World, ed. Oliver H. Prior, EETS, extra ser., 110 (London, 1913), 1-5.

a4r Myrrour of the worlde. Translated by William Caxton. [Prologue.] Mirrour of the World, ed. Prior, 5-8; Caxton, Prologues, 50-8, no. xiii.

a6r Myrrour of the worlde. Mirrour of the World, ed. Prior, 8-185; and see Blake, Caxton, 40 B68-68.3. Gossouin or Gautier de Metz was named as the author in some of the manuscript sources.


Imprint: [Westminster: William Caxton, after 12 Aug. 1481]. Folio.

Remarks: For the dating see BMC.


Collation: a–m8 n4.


ISTC: im00883000

GW: GW 10966;

Hain: HC 11656;

Goff: Goff M‑883;


Proctor: Pr 9638;

Others: Campbell, Maps, 67-8; Caxton, Exhibition, BL, 47-8, no. 40; de Ricci, Caxton, 94; Duff 401; Needham, Pardoner, 86, no. Cx 46; Oates 4074; Sheppard 7379; STC 24762. Facsimile: English Experience, no. 960 (Amsterdam, 1979). Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14767449


Copy number: I-002(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1. Leaf n4 backed. For this copy see Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 14.

Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled (fillets only) calf. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of upper cover. ‘12' across head of fore-edge.

Size: 280 × 200 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 274 × 183 mm.

‘16' in brown ink in the upper margin of a2r. Occasional marginal notes, mainly supplying the text where needed and completing the diagrams, and a few scribbles, in an early English hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Despite the shelfmark probably not John Selden (1584-1654); not found in MS. Broxb. 84. 10. Acquired by 1674; see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 151.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: F 1. 12 Art. Seld.; Auct. QQ sup. 1.18.

SHELFMARK: S. Seld. d.5.

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