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Bod-Inc: (S-261)


Speculum aureum animae peccatricis [English] The mirroure of golde for the synfull souls (trans. Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby).



Imprint: London: Richard Pynson, [c.1506]. 4°.

Remarks: Date from STC. Pr dates tentatively [after 1500?].


Collation: A–I6.

Remarks: Leaf A3 signed B3.

Illustrations: Woodcuts, borders, and woodcut initials.


ISTC: is00649600

Proctor: Pr 9814;

Others: not in Sheppard; STC 6894.5. Facsimile: London, 1958.


Copy number: (S-261)(1)

Wanting A1 and A6, supplied in photostat from a copy belonging to Lord Kenyon.

Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled (fillets only) parchment over reused pasteboards, originally belonging to a German sixteenth-century(?) blind-tooled calf binding, visible at the inner face of boards. Strips from a fifteenth/sixteenth-century religious printed book in English are visible in the binding. Manuscript shelfmark in brown ink at the head of the spine.

Size: 197 × 135 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 134 mm.

On the second front endleaf genealogical information on Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby: ‘Genealogia Illustrissimae Principii Margaretae Richmondiae et Derbiae Comitissae', apparently in the hand of Thomas Barlow, Bodley's Librarian (1652-60). Manuscript foliation: 1-101. On A3r: ‘Azazyell(?)' in an early hand in brown ink. Some marginal notes, mainly providing chapter headings and extraction of key concepts, in a sixteenth-century English hand, in English, in brown ink.

Provenance: ‘Christopher Mandyke | George Malkines'; inscription on the front endleaf in brown ink. Certainly in the Library by 1674; see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 459; the annotations by Barlow imply that it had arrived earlier, no later than 1660.

SHELFMARK: 4° L 57 Th.

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