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.
Illustrations: Woodcut initial and border.
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).
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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