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Bod-Inc: M-055

Mandeville, Johannes de

Itinerarius [English] Travels.


Analysis of Content

See M. Letts, Mandeville's Travels: Text and Translation, Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, 2nd ser. 101-2 (London, 1953), p. xxx and 2-5; Waters Bennett, Rediscovery of Sir John Mandeville, 346 no. 1; VL V 1201-14.


Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [1497-8]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by BMC; STC dates [c.1496], Sheppard [1496].


Collation: a–g8 h i6 k4.


ISTC: im00162500

Hain: C 3842;


Proctor: Pr 9813;

Others: Duff 285; Sheppard 7542; STC 17246.

LCN: 14477757


Copy number: M-055(1)

Leaf a2 only, cropped, containing part of the introduction and the beginning of chapter 1: [recto]: ‘and wote neuer wheder that they ſhulde go. But wolde | god that the worldly lordes were at good accorde . . .'; [verso]: ‘IN the name of god almyghty. He that woll paſ | ſe ouer the ſe . . . gothe into almaygne. | vnder the hyllys of lumbardy and it taketh into hym xl.’

Bound with:
2. Jean de Mandeville, Travels. [London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1510?] (STC 17248), leaves H1 and H5? only.

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century brown cloth.

Size: 255 × 180 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 141 × 94 mm.

On a2v a bibliographical note in Hearne's hand. Marginal notes in various early English hands on item 2: ‘Sanctus Hieronimus ora pro me; S. Leodegarius o. p. m.; s. Thoma martyr o.p. m.; s. Erkenwaldus . . .'; list of some law codes and councils of Anglo-Saxons kings: ‘leges Ine, leges Alfredi, concilium aluredi, Eadrini regum, secretum Aelstani . . .'; ‘Pastor oues baculo mun[ ]at lupus . . .'; also notes by Hearne.

Provenance: Thomas Hearne (1678-1735); notes (see above). Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755)(?). Perhaps bequeathed in 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. QQ sup. 2.31(1).

SHELFMARK: Arch. G. d.31(1).

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