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Bod-Inc: S-270


Speculum humanae salvationis [French] Miroir de la rédemption humaine (trans. Julien Macho).


Analysis of Content

[*2r] [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[T]ous ceulx qui enseigneront les hommes a faire iustice seront resplendissans . . .’

[*2v] [Alphabetical list of contents.]

[a1r] Miroir de la rédemption humaine. ‘Mirouer de la redemption de lumain lignage'. Translated by Julien Macho. Incipit: ‘[A]u nom de dieu et de la saincte trinite commence le mirouer de la redemption humaine auquel est premierement demonstre comment Lucifer par son orgueil fut gecte de la haultesse du ciel . . .’ NO EDITION


Imprint: [Lyons: Mathias Huss], 12 May 1482. Folio.


Collation: [*4 a–z [et]8 [con]10].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: is00661400

Hain: C 5584;


Proctor: Pr 8555;

Others: CIBN S‑355; Sheppard 6607.

LCN: 14122422


Copy number: S-270(1)

Wanting [m8], [con8], and [con9]; also the blank leaves [*1] and [con10].

Leaf [*2r] (variant): ‘[T]Oous ceulx qui ēſeignerōt les | hōmes . . .’

Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled calf; the lower edge painted yellow. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover.

Size: 310 × 232 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 210 mm.

An early note in English in the lower margin of [d8v], partially cropped.

Principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with blue and red pen-work decoration. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, some with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: James Cholmeley (fl. 1569); inscription on [*2r]: ‘Ja. Cholmeley 1569'. John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 8. Presented in 1659; shelfmark ‘20' in black across the fore-edge and in white at the head of the spine (see below).

SHELFMARK: N 1. 20 Th. Seld.

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