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Bod-Inc: M-094

Margarita, S.

The Life of St. Margaret [English verse].


Analysis of Content

J. C. Horstmann, Altenglische Legenden, Neue Folge (Heilbronn, 1881), 236-41.


Imprint: [London: Richard Pynson, 1493]. 4°.


Collation: Not known.

Types: Type: 114 B.

Line number: 25 lines.

Type area: 143 ×89 mm.


ISTC: im00261100

Proctor: Pr 9809;

Others: Duff 289; Sheppard 7534; STC 17325.

LCN: 14478930, 14478971


Copy number: M-094(1)

Bound in a modern guard-book of fragments.

A fragment of 2 leaves, 1 (blank) and 6, ‘Iheſu Wyll I neuer forſake | For all that ys in erthe ymake | . . .’

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size of fragment: 164 × 125 mm.

Provenance: John Bassett (c.1500); signature: ‘Johan Bassett'. Robert Sonds; signature: ‘Robertus Sonds'. Thomas Hearne (1678-1735). Bequeathed to William Bedford (†1747). Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); shelfmark. Presumably bequeathed in 1755.

SHELFMARK: 4° Rawl. 598(4).

Copy number: M-094(2)

Bound with:
1. La vie de sainte Marguerite. [Paris: Jean Treperel, c.1495?] (M‑095).

A fragment of two leaves, 2 and 5. Leaf 2: ‘[H]ere begynneth of ſeint margarete | The bliſſid lif that is ſo ſwete | . . .’

As the front and rear endleaves, two woodcuts of the life of St Margaret taken from Pedro de la Vega, Flos sanctorum. Medina del Campo, 1578 (Douce adds. 125). Also pasted on the rear endleaf, two leaves (pp. 369-72) from Den Roomschen Uylen-Spiegel, ed. J. Lydius (Dordrecht, 1671) containing a hymn for St Margaret in Latin, ‘Margareta, multis spreta, atque imprimis Geusiis, mala caro piscis raro . . .', and in Dutch: ‘Heyligh Grietje (Want soo hietje) Hoort hier eens een weynigh toe . . .’

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century quarter red morocco over pasteboards covered with mottled calf(?), the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 193 × 135 × 4 mm.

Size of leaf: 160 × 127 mm.

Marginal notes in Latin, English, and French(?), in a number of early English hands.

Provenance: Dr John Monro (1715-1791); bought by Douce at his sale (23 Apr. 1792), lot 1907, for £0. 9. 6. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce MM 493(2).

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