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Bod-Inc: T-100

Thomas àKempis

Imitatio Christi.


Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Tabula'.

b1r Gerson, Johannes [pseudo-; Thomas àKempis]: Imitatio Christi. ‘De imitatione Christi et de contemptu omnium uanitatum mundi'. Thomas à Kempis, Opera, ed. Pohl, II 5-263.


Imprint: Antwerp: Mathias van der Goes, [between 1486 and 1491]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT; Sheppard dates [1487-92].


Collation: a4 b–o6.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed ‘a'.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ii00012000

Hain: HC 9082;

Goff: Goff I‑12;

Proctor: Pr 9412;

Others: Campbell 805; CIBN T‑232; HPT I 67-9, II 389; ILC 1264; Inventaris, 69; Sheppard 7201.

LCN: 14533578


Copy number: T-100(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century quarter mottled calf over marbled pasteboards; the spine gold-tooled. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 205 × 145 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 199 × 135 mm.

Contemporary manuscript title in large characters in brown ink, on o6v.

Woodcuts are occasionally coloured in red. Initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Jean-François Van de Velde (1743-1823); inscription and bibliographical note on the verso of the front endleaf; sale (1831), lot 2106. Francois-Xavier Joseph Ghislain Borluut de Noortdonck (1771-1857); book-plate; see Linnig 144-5; Catalogue des livres, manuscrits, dessins et estampes, formant le cabinet de feu M. Borluut de Noortdonck (Ghent: Van der Meersch, 19 Apr. 1858), lot 132 (‘132' in brown ink, on a slip of paper inserted in the book). Cutting from a bookseller's catalogue in French, no. 133 ‘de la vente Borluut de Noortdonck'. Acquired after 1858.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.70.

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