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Mandeville, Johannes de



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a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Tabula capitulorum'.

a4r Mandeville, Johannes de: Itinerarius. Incipit: ‘[C]um terra Iherosolmitana(!), terra promissionis filiorum Dei . . .’ Part I has the same chapter headings (with minor variants) as Peter Van Os's (HC 10645). Part II agrees with Van Os's II + III, except that the heading of the third chapter from the end has been dropped, leaving just 50 chapters. The citations of Odoric do not occur in this edition. Hakluyt's Collection of the Early Voyages, II 78-138; see Waters Bennett, Rediscovery of Sir John Mandeville, 361 no. 2; VL V 1201-14; Seymour, Sir John Mandeville, 53.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen, c.1484]. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned and dated by BSB‑Ink; as assigned by Sheppard, who dates it [c.1487]; Pr assigns to [Strasbourg: Printer of the 1483 ‘Vitas Patrum'].


Collation: a–i8.


ISTC: im00161000

Hain: HC *10643;

Goff: Goff M‑161;

BMC: BMC I 100;

Proctor: Pr 433;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑104; CIBN M‑71; Hillard 1306; Sack, Freiburg, 2319; Sheppard 954. Microfiche: Unit 6: Image of the World, Travellers' Tales.

LCN: 14477663


Copy number: M-053(1)

Wanting the blank leaf i8.

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century parchment.

Size: 200 × 148 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 143 mm.

On e2v a marginal note, extracting key words, in an early hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Purchased from M. Spirgatis, 8 June 1893; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 8 May 1894, 448.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G99.2.

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