Historia Griseldis (ed. Heinrich Steinhöwel).
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-; Boccaccio, Giovanni]: Historia Griseldis. ‘Epistola de insigni obedientia et fide vxoria Griseldis in Waltherum' [addressed to Giovanni Boccaccio. Edited by Heinrich Steinhöwel, according to BSB‑Ink]. A Latin translation from Boccaccio's Decameron X,10 by Francesco Petrarca. See P‑164; Hirsch 58 no. L. 3.
Imprint: Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473. Folio.
Illustrations: Woodcut border.
Hain: HC *12814;
Goff: Goff P‑402;
BMC: BMC II 522;
Proctor: Pr 2499;
Others: Amelung, Frühdruck, 1 no. 13; BSB‑Ink P‑268; CIBN P‑155; Fiske, p. 48; Oates 1152; Rhodes 1358; Schramm V p. 18; Sheppard 1789.
Copy number: P-165(1)
Variant setting of the title: ‘INCIPIT. EPISTOLA. FRANCISCI. PETRAR | CHE. DE. INSIGNI. OBEDIENTIA. ET. FIDE. | VXORIA. GRISELDIS. IN. WALTHERVM.’
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, fillets only.
Size: 292 × 213 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 285 × 198 mm.
‘115' in brown ink in the upper right-hand corner of [a1r]. A few marginal notes, commenting on the text and providing ‘nota' marks, and some underlining in an early hand.
Paragraph marks and capital strokes are supplied in red; an initial on [a1r] is coloured in red.
Provenance: Possibly George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); his anonymous duplicate sale (20 Dec. 1798), lot 115. Purchased by Francis Douce for £0. 15. 6, according to annotation in Douce's copy of the catalogue, marked ‘D.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 204*.
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