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Bod-Inc: M-056

Mandeville, Johannes de

Itinerarius [Italian] Tractato de le piu maravegliose cose.


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A1r [Title-page and summary of contents.]

A2r Mandeville, Johannes de: Tractato de le più maravegliose cose. Incipit: ‘[C]oncia(!) sia cosa che la terra ultimaria zoe la terra Sancta de promissione . . .’ I viaggi di Gio. da Mandavilla: volgarizzamento antico toscano, ed. Francesco Zambrini (Bologna, 1870), 1-207; see Waters Bennett, Rediscovery of Sir John Mandeville, 379 no. 8; VL V 1201-14.


Imprint: Venice: Manfredus de Bonellis, de Monteferrato, 2 Dec. 1496. 4°.


Collation: A–N4 O6 P4.

Illustrations: Woodcut border (BMC V p. 503, border (2)) on A1r and initial ‘C' on A2r.


ISTC: im00173000

Hain: HCR 10656;

Goff: Goff M‑173;

BMC: BMC V 504;

Proctor: Pr 5366;

Others: Essling 907; Sander 4170; Sheppard 4427. Microfiche: Unit 6: Image of the World, Travellers' Tales.

LCN: 14477711


Copy number: M-056(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter green morocco, with green cloth over pasteboards; gold- and blind-tooled spine.

Size: 205 × 150 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 199 × 141 mm.

Early page numbering in brown ink: 1-122. Chapter CLXXVI on P1r is heavily cancelled by pen- and- ink. ‘06358' printed in red on a paper slip pasted on the front pastedown.

Provenance: Giacomo Manzoni (1816-1889); book-label. Purchased in 1893; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 8 May 1894, 448.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.1496.1.

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