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Bod-Inc: X-005

Ximenes, Franciscus

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 . . .’

[A6v] [Colophon.]


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]).


ISTC: ix00009000

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.

LCN: 14740443


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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