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Bod-Inc: L-188

Ludolphus de Saxonia

Vita Christi [Dutch] Tboeck van den leven Jhesu Christi.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Tboec van den leuen ons heeren Ihesu Christi'.

a1v [Table of contents, part I.]

a3r Ludolphus de Saxonia: Vita Christi [Dutch] Tboeck vanden leven Jhesu Christi. Incipit: ‘[T]en lone(!) gods almachtich . . .’ See J. Deschamps, ‘De “Vita Christi” van Ludolf van Saksen in het Middelnederlands', in Historia et Spiritualitas Cartusiensis. Colloquii Quarti Internationalis Acta, Gand - Antwerp - Bruges 16 - 19 Sept. 1982, ed. Jan de Grauwe (Destelbergen, 1983), 157-76, at 164-6; VL V 967-77; Gruys 127-8.

[et]5v [Table of contents, part II.]

oo6r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 3 Nov. 1487. 4°.


Collation: a b8 c–f6 g8 h–z [et] [us] A–L aa–oo6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: il00353000

Hain: HC 10048;

Goff: Goff L‑353;

BMC: BMC IX 189;

Proctor: Pr 9369;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 40; Campbell–Kronenberg 1181; CIBN L‑278; HPT I 69-73, II 419; ILC 1503; Oates 3896; Sheppard 7214. Facsimile: Antwerp, De Nederlandsche Boekhandel (1952).

LCN: 14504157


Copy number: L-188(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled, with red-edged leaves and green silk bookmark. ‘1612' on a circular label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 283 × 215 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 274 × 197 mm.

Some lines deleted with brown ink on c2r.

Woodcuts and initials painted in various colours. On a6r a nine-line initial ‘I' is supplied in blue with acanthus leaves in reserved white on a ground made of red pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Henry Philip Hope (†1839); Heber's note on front endleaf: ‘Hope's sale 1813 £2. 5. 0.' Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 8 (1836), lot 1612. Purchased for £1. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1836), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.38.

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