Llibre des angels [French] Le livre des saints anges.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Ximenes, Franciscus: ‘Le prologue'. Incipit: ‘[M]moult(!) saige et honnourable seigneur messire Pierre d'Artes cheualier maistre racional . . .’ The work was compiled, according to the printed heading, at the request of Pierre d'Artes, ‘cheualier chambellain et maistre dostel' of the King of Aragon.
[a2v] [Tables of contents.]
[b1r] Ximenes, Franciscus: Le livre des saints anges. Incipit: ‘[N]ature angelique est tant haulte merueilleuse et excellent cree . . .’
Imprint: Geneva: [Adam Steinschaber], 24 Mar. 1478. Folio.
Collation: [a–z A8].
Types: Type: 120 G; Sheppard notes that type 2 was not used in the book, as stated by Pr.
Leaves: 192 leaves.
Line number: 31 lines ([b2r]).
Type area: Type area: 186 ×119 mm ([b2r]).
Hain: HC 16230;
Goff: Goff X‑9;
Proctor: Pr 7805;
Others: Besson no. clxi; CIBN X‑7; Lőkkös, Genève, 1; Pellechet MS. 11851; Sheppard 6767.
Copy number: X-005(1)
Wanting [A1], also the blank leaves [a1] and [A7-8].
To make good slight damage, a few words in a bastarda type have been pasted on the last printed leaf.
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 270 × 203 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 264 × 185 mm.
Marginal notes (some now washed) in Latin and French, including comments on the text and ‘nota' marks.
On a2r a seven-line initial ‘M' is supplied in interlocked red and blue; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capitals touched with yellow wash.
Provenance: Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 27; note on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘purchased 1825'.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 2.23.
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