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Bod-Inc: J-178

Johannes Presbyter

Epistola presbiteri Johannis.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Johannes Presbyter: Epistola presbiteri Johannis. ‘De ritu et moribus Indorum'. Incipit: ‘[P]respiter Iohannes potencia dei et virtute domini nostri Ihesu Christi rex regum . . .’ See J‑162.

[a6r] De adventu patriarchae Indorum. See J‑162.


Imprint: [Speier: Johann and Conrad Hist, not after 1483]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Wagner; BSB‑Ink dates [c.1483], Sheppard to [c.1480-3?]; BMC assigns to [Georgius de Spira, c.1480], Engel–Stalla and Sheppard to the Hist brothers.


Collation: [a8].

Illustrations: Woodcut initial and border.


ISTC: ij00395000

Hain: H *9428;

Goff: Goff J‑395;

BMC: BMC II 486;

Proctor: Pr 2404;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑595; Engel–Stalla col. 1654; Sack, Freiburg, 2110; Sheppard 1740; Wagner, Die ‘Epistola presbiteri Johannis’, 134-5, no. 1(13).

LCN: 14485693


Copy number: J-178(1)

Bound with A‑566(2); see there for details of binding. Previously bound with S‑040, possibly as issued.

Size of leaf: 190 × 132 mm.

Initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Possibly George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); his anonymous duplicate sale, 20 Dec. 1798, no. 151. Probably purchased by Francis Douce for £0. 5. 6, according to annotation in Douce's copy of the catalogue, marked ‘D.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 56(2).

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