Analysis of Content
[a1r] Publicius, Jacobus: Ars memorativa. Incipit: ‘[H]aud ab re fore arbitror si praeter maiorum consuetudinem . . .’
[*1r] Woodcut circles; cut-out household objects, people, and animals, attached by string.
Imprint: [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c.1483]. 4°.
Collation: [a8 b6 *2 **6.]
Illustrations: Woodcut circles, with cut-outs attached by string.
GW: GW Nachträge, 33;
Hain: H 13549 = HCR 1824;
Goff: Goff P‑1094;
BMC: BMC I 256;
Proctor: Pr 1225;
Others: Schramm VIII p. 19; Schreiber V 3367; Sheppard 923.
Copy number: P-535(1)
Twelve of the woodcut circles lack the figures which should be attached to them.
The woodcut circles are bound before the text.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century gold-tooled diced calf; gilt-edged leaves, rose-trellis patterned pastedowns, and a pink silk bookmark.
Size: 183 × 133 × 11 mm.
Size of leaf: 178 × 125 mm.
Manuscript initials in black ink.
Provenance: Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753). London, British Museum; black octagonal stamp indicating the Sloane collection; ‘British Museum sale duplicate 1787' stamp on [b6v] and [*2r]; probably A Catalogue of the Duplicate Books . . . of the British Museum (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 6 Mar. 1788), lot 3845(1). Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 37.
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