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Bod-Inc: R-059


Revelation of St Nicholas to a Monk of Eynsham [Middle English].


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Revelation of St Nicholas to a Monk of Eynsham. ‘Prologe'. The Revelation to the Monk of Evesham 1196, ed. E. Arber, English Reprints, 18 (London, 1869; repr. Westminster, 1895, 1901), 15-16; The Revelation of the Monk of Eynsham, ed. R. Easting, EETS, 318 (Oxford, 2002), 7. See also Robert Easting, Visions of the Other World in Middle English, Annotated Bibliographies of Old and Middle English Literature, 3 (Cambridge, 1997), 90-9. In the text the abbey is incorrectly named Evesham.

[a2v] [List of contents, by chapter.] ed. Arber 16-18; ed. Easting 7-13.

[a4v] Revelation of St Nicholas to a Monk of Eynsham. ed. Arber 19-112; ed. Easting 13-171.


Imprint: [London: William de Machlinia, c.1483-4]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by BMC; Sheppard dates [1485].


Collation: [a–g8 h10].


ISTC: ir00171550

Hain: HC 13885;


Proctor: Pr 9767;

Others: Duff 357; Sheppard 7518; STC 20917.

LCN: 14380916


Copy number: R-059(1)

By an error of imposition the text of [c1v] has changed places with that of [c7v], and that of [c2r] with [c8r]. The correct pages have been pasted over those wrongly imposed. Leaf [a4v], l. 1 is differently set from Duff: ‘ . . . meruailous . . . | . . . shewyd | . . . in . . . | Rycard . . . our . . . | C.Lxxxxvi ¶ Ca primum'.

Binding: Seventeenth-century parchment, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Manuscript title along the spine in brown ink. ‘7' in brown ink across the head of the fore-edge.

Size: 205 × 140 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 199 × 136 mm.

Modern manuscript foliation: 1-66', in brown ink.

Provenance: Given that the old shelfmark is now used for Jacobus Alting, Schilo, seu de vaticinio patriarchae (Franeker, 1660), it seems likely that this incunable was acquired by 1660.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: B 15. 7 Linc. (shelfmark on [a1v] in brown ink).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.28.

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