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Bod-Inc: S-171

Septem Sapientes Romae

Historia septem sapientium Romae.


Analysis of Content

a1r ‘Praefatio'. Incipit: ‘[C]omposita pridem calumnie nouercalis historia quae septem sapientum dicitur, pulchro quidem argumento . . .’

a2r [Historia septem sapientium Romae.] ‘Historia de calumnia nouercali'. ‘De nuptiis regis et nato filio et morte uxoris'. Incipit: ‘[R]ex quidam domi et foris bello et pace egregius . . .’ A different version of the Historia to that in S‑170. For the textual differences between these versions, see VL VIII 1181; Moldenhauer, ‘Verzeichnis der Drucke', 334-5 no. 6. See also S‑170.


Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 6 Nov. 1490. 4°.


Collation: a–h6 i k4.

Illustrations: 11 woodcuts, found also in Koelhoff's Latin edition (Cologne, 1490 (see S‑172)) and in Leeu's Dutch edition (Antwerp, 1488). Woodcut initials.

Remarks: Last gathering signed ‘i j' in error. For discussion of the collation see BMC.


ISTC: is00448600

Hain: HC 8724;

BMC: BMC IX 195;

Proctor: Pr 9394;

Others: Boekdrukkunst, 134; BSB‑Ink H‑294; Campbell 950; CIBN H‑154; HPT II 420; ILC 1953; Inventaris, 198; Oates 3929; Sheppard 7232-3.

LCN: 14052730, 14052810


Copy number: S-171(1)

Wanting a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled paper boards; gilt title on a red leather label on the spine; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 187 × 132 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 175 × 121 mm.

A jotting in a sixteenth-century Netherlandish hand on k4v. Bibliographical notes in Douce's hand on a sheet attached to the front pastedown.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 42.

Copy number: S-171(2)

Fragment. Gatherings i and k only.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half maroon morocco with maroon cloth boards; green paper wrapper.

Size: 166 × 121 × 6 mm.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. f.36.

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