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Bod-Inc: S-040

Salomon et Marcolphus

Dialogus [Version Δ].


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Dialogus Salomonis et Marcolphi. Salomon et Marcolfus, ed. W. Benary, Sammlung mittellateinischer Texte, 8 (Heidelberg, 1914), 1-45; see also Sabine Griese, Salomon und Markolf. Ein literarischer Komplex im Mittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit. Studien zu Überlieferung und Interpretation (Tübingen, 1999); VL II 80-6.


Imprint: [Speier: Johann & Conrad Hist, c.1484]. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned and dated by Engel–Stalla, BSB‑Ink, and Sack. Assigned by Ohly to [Strasbourg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), c.1480] (see ISTC). BMC assigns to [Speier], Sheppard to [Speier: Johann & Conrad Hist, c.1480-3?].


Collation: [a b6].


ISTC: is00094000

Hain: H *14248;

BMC: BMC II 485;

Proctor: Pr 2407;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑115; The Dialogue or Communing between the Wise King Salomon and Marcolphus, ed. E. Gordon Duff (London, 1892), 2; Engel–Stalla col. 1658; Sheppard 1739.

LCN: 14121866


Copy number: S-040(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth century English half calf (c.1799) over black marbled pasteboards, the spine gold-tooled; for Francis Douce. Black marbled pastedowns and green silk bookmark. Previously bound with Johannes Presbyter, De ritu et moribus Indorum [Speier: Johann and Conrad Hist, c.1483] (J‑178), possibly as issued.

Size: 200 × 145 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 133 mm.

Initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); his anonymous duplicate sale (20 Dec. 1798), lot 151. Bought by Francis Douce for £0. 5. 6, according to annotation in Douce's copy of the catalogue, marked ‘D.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 77.

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