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Bod-Inc: J-022

Jacobus de Theramo

Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial [Dutch].


Analysis of Content

a2r [Introduction to the translation.] Incipit: ‘[A]lle de ghene die dit tegenwoirdige bouck lesen of hoeren lesen, sullen weten dat dese selue materie heerlick geset is . . .’

a2r Jacobus de Theramo: Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial. Incipit: ‘[A]llen gelouigen kersten menschen saluyt ende dilectie . . .’


Imprint: Haarlem: Jakob Bellaert, 15 Feb. 1484. Folio.


Collation: a–p8 q r6.

Illustrations: One full-page woodcut (184 ×123 mm), 71 smaller woodcuts (c.93 ×123 mm).


ISTC: ij00072000

Hain: C 5821;

Goff: Goff J‑72;

BMC: BMC IX 101;

Proctor: Pr 9169;

Others: Boekdrukkunst (1973), 171; Campbell 1656; CIBN J‑60; HPT I 73-4; ILC 1304; Sheppard 7027.

LCN: 14444393


Copy number: J-022(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Leaf r4v, l. 15: ‘ . . . voleyndet . . .’

Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and blue-edged leaves. Title along the tail of the fore-edge. Rebacked. Triple fillets form four frames. Within the outer frame a foliate roll; no stamps within the following frame. Within the next one the same foliate roll. The inner rectangle contains a lozenge-shaped ornamental centre-piece and fleuron stamps in the corners. At tail of the spine ‘5534' on a circular label covering a larger one, from which ‘III [ ]' is visible.

Size: 289 × 209 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 202 mm.

Coloured woodcuts. On a3r a six-line initial is supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Other initials, capital strokes, and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Casparus van Thiel (†1660); inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Casparus van Thiel | door eijghen vrijheijt | Leef ich in Blijheyt | A° 1639.' Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘III.A.k.12': see Lee, Royal Book-plates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 5534. Purchased for £1. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 46.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 1.19.

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