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Bod-Inc: L-205

Lydgate, John

The Life of Our Lady [English].



Imprint: [Westminster]: William Caxton, [1483]. Folio.

Remarks: For the dating and a discussion of these fragments see BMC.


Collation: Sheets a2.7 and a3.6 only.


ISTC: il00409000

Goff: Goff L‑410;


Proctor: Pr 9666;

Others: de Ricci, Caxton, 72; Duff 266a; Needham, Pardoner, 87, no. Cx 62; Oates 4097; Painter, Caxton, 213; Sheppard 7405; STC 17024.

LCN: 14479117


Copy number: L-205(1)

Sheet a3.6 only. Both leaves are badly mutilated and are now mounted. Formerly bound in a copy of Cicero, Cato maior, etc. [Westminster]: William Caxton, 12 Aug. 1481 [Pr 9640] (see below).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half maroon morocco, with maroon cloth.

Size: 287 × 198 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 180 mm.

Provenance: [ ] Rudge (fl. 1823); perhaps either Edward Rudge (1763-1846), or Thomas Rudge (1754-1825). Francis Douce (1757-1834); note by Douce on the recto of one of the back endleaves: ‘Taken from the cover of a copy of Caxton's Cato & presented to me May 1823 by Mr Rudge'. Bequeathed in 1834.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Douce Fragm. 8.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. d.3.

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