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Bod-Inc: W-013

Whete, Thomas

Indulgentia [English].


Analysis of Content

Printed side Whete, Thomas: Indulgentia [English]. Incipit: ‘Be it knowen to alle true cristen peple to whom this present writyng shal come se or here Thomas Whete . . .’ Letter of confraternity for benefactors of the Monastery of the Holy Cross (Crutched Friars), issued by the Prior, Thomas Whete, after the destruction of the monastery by fire. On the London house see Knowles–Hadcock 210.


Imprint: [London: Richard Pynson, after 20 June 1491]. Single sheet.



ISTC: ii00063500

Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: not in Sheppard; STC 14077 c.51.

LCN: 14766952


Copy number: W-013(1)

Formerly part of the binding of Philippus de Monte Calerio, Dominicale (Lyons: Johannes Clein, for Balthazard de Gabiano, 1510) [Broxb. 29.1], along with a complete copy, now London, BL, IA.55480; see letter (kept with Broxb. 29.1) from George Painter to Albert Ehrman, 7 Sept. 1964.

Left half of leaf only: ‘Be it knowen to alle true . . .. Prioure of the place of Croced . . .’

Binding: Kept in a modern document wallet.

Size of leaf: 204 × 130 mm.

Provenance: (of Broxb. 29.1): Thomas Harding (sixteenth/seventeenth century); heavily cancelled name on ✠1r. Philip Lewis (seventeenth century); name on ✠1r: ‘Philipp Lewys'. Philip John Canning Howard (1853-1934); sale, lot 79. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased at Howard's sale for £14. 15. 0 (ledger); accession nos ‘1642, 1642A'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 94.17(1).

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