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Bod-Inc: P-177


The lyfe of Petronylla [English].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Printer's device.]

[a2r] [The lyfe of Petronylla.] Incipit: ‘The parfite lyfe to put in remembraunce | Of a virgyn moost gracious and entere'.


Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [c.1494]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by BMC; Sheppard dates [c.1496].


Collation: [a4].


ISTC: ip00422000

Goff: Goff P‑422;


Proctor: Pr 9810;

Others: Duff 347; Pollard, Morris, no. 754; Sheppard 7543; STC 19812.


Copy number: P-177(1)

Bound with copy 2 in Mar. 1902 (note on the verso of the front endleaf); see below.

Sheet [a2.3] only.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half maroon morocco with maroon cloth boards; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 182 × 135 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 168 × 118 mm.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. f.9.

Copy number: P-177(2)

Bound with copy 1; see above for details of binding.

Size of leaf: 168 × 118 mm.

Sheet [a1.4] only. Both sets of fragments are now bound together to make a complete copy (see below).

Provenance: Purchased in 1901; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 12 May 1903, 513: ‘The first and the fourth leaves of the Life of S. Petronylla. The Library already possessed the second and the third leaves in the “Douce fragments"; the purchase of these other two makes the work complete.’

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. f.9.

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