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Bod-Inc: I-004

Informatio Puerorum [English]


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Informatio puerorum. Incipit: ‘[H]ow many partys of reason be there? viii. Nowne. Pronown . . .’ See Gwosdek, English Grammatical MSS, no. 17.2.


Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [c.1503]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by STC; Sheppard dates [c.1500].


Collation: A6 B4 C6 D4.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ii00078000

GW: GW IX col. 691;

Goff: Goff I‑78;

Proctor: Pr 9808;

Others: Duff 224; STC 14079 = 14080; Sheppard 7563.

LCN: 14438622


Copy number: I-004(1)

Wanting D4 containing a woodcut (Crucifixion) and Pynson's device no. 3, supplied in photostat from the British Museum copy in 1957.

Binding: Eighteenth-century diced russia, with gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 191 × 132 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 184 × 125 mm.

Provenance: Machell Stace. ‘Purchased' by Heber for £6. 6. 0, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp and Heber's note on front endleaf: ‘Exchanged with [Machell] Stace [bookseller], May 4, 1808, for A. Fleming's Virgil 1589 4°'; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 2458, sold for £5. 0. 0. Purchased for £5. 0. 0 according to Books Purchased (1834), 12, although the shelfmark suggests a date of acquisition after 1841.

SHELFMARK: Mason H 35.

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