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Bod-Inc: P-168

Petrarca, Francesco

Historia Griseldis [German] Griseldis (trans. Heinrich Steinhöwel).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-; Boccaccio, Giovanni]: Griseldis. ‘So ich aber von stetikeit vnd getruoewer gemahelschaft so manger frawen geschriben hab vnd von keiner grooesser vber die Grisel . . .’ A German translation from Petrarca's Latin translation of Boccaccio's Decameron X,10 by Heinrich Steinhöwel. See P‑166; for this edition Hess, Steinhöwels ‘Griseldis’, 142-3 hk2; Hirsch 59 no. G. 9.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer], 1482. Folio.


Collation: [a8].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ip00405000

Hain: C 4717;

Goff: Goff P‑405;

Proctor: Pr 371;

Others: Bühler 231 VIII; Schorbach–Spirgatis 14; Schramm XIX p. 13; Schreiber V 4917; Sheppard 309.

LCN: 14493254


Copy number: P-168(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled sheep (fillets only).

Size: 285 × 206 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 193 mm.

Provenance: Possibly George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); his anonymous duplicate sale (20 Dec. 1798), lot 73. ‘73' in brown ink on [a1r]. Purchased by Francis Douce for £0. 2. 0, 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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