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Bod-Inc: M-212

Mexía, Ferando

Nobiliario perfetamente copilado [Spanish].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Tabla del libro'.

a5r Mexía, Ferando: ‘Prologo'.’ Incipit: ‘[E]sclareçido principe e alto rrey. Si la alta nobleza es produzida . . .’ Explicit: rreal alta e soberana’ Entered under ‘Mejía, Ferando' in CIBN and BMC.

a5v [Mexía, Ferando(?): Summaries of each book.] ‘Suma del libro'.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onsiderando o pensando en el comienço o prinçipio de la presente obra . . .’ Explicit: todo el presente libro’

b1r Mex ía, Ferando: Nobiliario perfetamente copilado. Incipit: ‘[S]egund es escrito en el primero libro de la ley . . .’ Explicit: ochenta e cinco annos, etc.’


Imprint: Seville: Pedro Brun and Juan Gentil, 30 June 1492. Folio.


Collation: a6 b–h8 i10 k–m8.

Remarks: Collation as Vindel; BMC collates ‘ . . . i10 K l m8’.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials, coats of arms, banners, etc.: see Kurz, who considers them to have been printed in metal type.


ISTC: im00531000

Hain: H 11132 = HCR 11133;

Goff: Goff M‑531;

BMC: BMC X 45;

Proctor: Pr 9545;

Others: CIBN M‑278; Nigel Griffin, ‘Spanish Incunabula in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 70,2 (1988), 69-77 no. 10; Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 411; Konrad Haebler, Geschichte des spanischen Frühdruckes im Stammbäumen (Leipzig, 1923), 127-8; Kurz 254; Sheppard 7316; Vindel, Arte, V 130-42: 44.

LCN: 14454460


Copy number: M-212(1)

Binding: Contemporary Spanish blind-tooled calf laid down over nineteenth-century leather; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; two clasps and catches lost. On both covers quadruple fillets form concentric frames. Inside alternate frames is a strap-work roll, which also decorates the inner rectangle.

Size: 301 × 217 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 200 mm.

Early marginal notes in Spanish, also ‘nota' marks.

Provenance: MPC; perhaps to be identified with Don Martin de Polea Castro, Huesca (fl. 1590); monogram stamped in purple ink on a1r. Number stamped in blue ink on a1r: ‘00216'. Purchased from Martinus Nijhoff, Catalogue 293, no. 1029 for Fl. 235; see note on the verso of the front endleaf [by D. M. Rogers]; Library Bills, 13 Oct. 1899.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. S4.1492.1.

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