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Bod-Inc: N-003

Natura Brevium


Analysis of Content

a1r Natura brevium. Incipit: ‘[D]icitur que il ad breif de droit patent et bren(?) de droit clos . . .’ Explicit: deuers sesiraunge a cell ple

i5r [List of contents.]


Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [c.1500]. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c–i6.

Types: Type: 101 B. Device 3 on i6v: see Early English Printing, with an introduction by E. Gordon Duff (London, 1896), pl. XL (e).

Leaves: 58 leaves.

Line number: 38 lines (a1r).

Type area: Type area: 191 ×116 mm (a1r).

Remarks: Leaf a1r: ‘[D]Icitur que il ad breif de droit patent [et] brē de droit Clos Brē de droit . . .'; i4v, l. 31: ‘ . . . la partie greue auera ceſt brē | deuers leſtraunge a cell ple. | ¶ Explicit natura breuium.'; i5r, col. 1: ‘A. Aſſiſa vltime preſētacionis. vii. | . . .'; i6r, col. 2, l. 6: ‘¶ Here endeth the boke of Natura | breuium. Emprynted by Richard[ ] | Pynſon.'; i6v. [Printer's device.]


ISTC: in00008100

Others: Duff 333; Oates 4205; Sheppard 7564; STC 18386.

LCN: 14515701


Copy number: N-003(1)

Bound with:
1. Tenures, sive old tenures. [London]: Richard Pynson, [c.1496] (T‑019).

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century blind-tooled brown morocco, with gilt-edged leaves, bound by J. Clarke.

Size: 280 × 205 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 195 mm.

Manuscript foliation in roman numerals and inscription on d6r, probably in Thomas Smith's hand: ‘Welbelouyd frinde John B[D?]ayly I command me vnto you glad to here of [?] for for to that the sed'.

Provenance: George Fox (sixteenth century); Edward Fox (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘Est liber Edwardi Foxe ex dono Georgii Foxe frater me[us]'. Sir Thomas Smith (1513-1577); a copy of this work is listed (followed by ‘Littleton's Tenures') as having been in Smith's library, in his gallery at Hillhall in 1566; see John Strype, The Life of the Learned Sir Thomas Smith, new edn with corrections (Oxford, 1820), 275, col. 2; inscription on a1r: ‘Humble [ ]hei[ ]s vnto your good Lordshipe your s[ ]phannt Thomas Smyth'. Richard Sellman (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘Constat magistro Rychardo[?]' and on i6v: ‘Mastr Rychard Sellman owethe this Boke'. Holkham Hall, Norfolk, Earls of Leicester; old shelfmark ‘C.3.A13' in pencil on front endleaf. Purchased in 1953; Bodleian stamp dated 5 Oct. 1953.

SHELFMARK: Holk. d.31(2).

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