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Bod-Inc: P-535

Publicius, Jacobus

Ars memorativa.


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.


ISTC: ip01094000

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.

LCN: 14062047


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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