Mandeville, Johannes de
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A2r [Table of contents.]
A4v [Editorial note.] Incipit: ‘Liber presens cuius auctor fertur Iohannes de Mandeuille . . .’
A5r Mandeville, Johannes de: Itinerarius. ‘Commendacio breuis terre Iherosolimitane'. Incipit: ‘[C]um terra Iherosolimitana, terra promissionis filiorum Dei . . .’ The text of this edition contains citations of Odoric in chapters 33 (2), 34 (4), 36 (3), as well as those found also in Peter Van Os's edition (HC 10645), chapters 43, 44, and 49. Hakluyt's Collection of the Early Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries of the English Nation, 5 vols (London, 1809-12), II 78-138; see Josephine Waters Bennett, The Rediscovery of Sir John Mandeville, Modern Language Association of America, Monograph Series, 19 (New York, 1954), 361 no. 3; VL V 1201-14; M. C. Seymour, Sir John Mandeville, Authors of the Middle Ages, 1 (Aldershot, 1993), 53; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 794.
Imprint: [Gouda: Gerard Leeu, between 1483 and 11 June 1484]. 4°.
Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink, CIBN, and HPT; Sheppard dates [1483, 4]. Often found with Ludolphus de Suchen (Goff L‑364) and Marco Polo (Goff P‑902).
Collation: A–F8 G6 H8.
Hain: HC *10644;
Goff: Goff M‑160;
BMC: BMC IX 37;
Proctor: Pr 8938;
Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 43; Boekdrukkunst (1973), 129c; BSB‑Ink M‑103; Campbell–Kronenberg 1198; CIBN M‑70; Hillard 1305; HPT II 418; ILC 1524; Oates 3411; Rhodes 1160; Sheppard 6909-10.
Copy number: M-052(1)
Bound with L‑193; see there for details of binding and provenance.
Size of leaf: 201 × 132 mm.
SHELFMARK: 4° B 62(1) Jur.
Copy number: M-052(2)
Wanting the blank leaf A1.
Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled, with azure silk bookmark.
Size: 203 × 141 × 18 mm.
Size of leaf: 195 × 132 mm.
On the front endleaves bibliographical notes in Douce's hand. A few partly cropped marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand.
Two- to five-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 93.
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