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Bod-Inc: R-144

Rudimentum Novitiorum

Rudimentum novitiorum [French] La Mer des histoires.


Analysis of Content

ā1r [Title-page.]

ā2r La Mer des histoires. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[P]our esmouuoir les courages des humans et les encliner a viure vertueusement . . .’ See R‑143.

ā4r [List of contents of part I, by chapter.]

a1r La Mer des histoires. Incipit: ‘[I]n principio creauit deus celum et terram. Pour euiter les grans erreurs . . .’ See R‑142.

cc6r [First colophon.]

A1r [Second title-page.]

II1r ‘Martyrologe des sainctz'. Incipit: ‘[A]insi comme dit le pape Innocent . . .’

LL7v [Second colophon.]

ſſ1r [List of contents of part II, by chapter.]


Imprint: Lyons: Jean Du Pré, 1491. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 20 Aug. 1491; (II) 23 Aug. 1491.


Collation: Part I: ā10 a–z8 aa8 bb cc6; part II: A–V AA–GG8 HH6 II–LL8 ſſ8.

Leaves: Part I: 214 leaves, 12-214 numbered ii–cciiii, not as C; part II: 254 leaves, 222 blank, i–ccxxi so numbered.

Illustrations: Woodcut borders, initials, and 2 maps; see Campbell, Maps, 217 and 218.


ISTC: ir00347000

Hain: C 3990 = 3992;

Goff: Goff R‑347;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: CIBN R‑222; Claudin III 493; Oates 3207; Rhodes 1536; Sheppard 6647. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography Part I, CH 85.

LCN: 14029894


Copy number: R-144(1)

Bound in two volumes.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco, by Trautz-Bauzonnet, stamped with the arms of Seillière. Gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and blue silk bookmark.

Size: 320 × 245/250 × 35/40 mm.

Size of leaf: 313 × 225/27 mm.

On cc6r-v a long note in French, dated 1611. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in the same hand.

Initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: On a1r of vol. 1: ‘Der Karolus auctor . . . Bernhardus(?) . . .' Baron Achille de Seillière (1813-1869): Bibliothèque de Mello; sale (1887), lot 178. Thomas Ryburn Buchanan (1846-1911). Presented in 1941.

SHELFMARK: Buchanan c.20,21.

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