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Bod-Inc: X-006

Ximenes, Franciscus

El Crestiá: Regiment de la cosa pública [Catalan].


Analysis of Content

Regiment de la cosa publica, ed. Daniel de Molins de Rei (Barcelona, 1927); this was later included as chapters 357-95 of

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Ximenes, Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] the lawyers and administrators of Valencia. ‘La letra quel actor del libre tramet . . .’ Incipit: ‘Molt sauis honorables e reuerents seynors en Bernart Malet . . . Senyors meos molt reuerents. Lo transcendent e molt alt legat . . .’ Explicit: en breu summa

b4r [Table of contents.] ‘Taula dels capitols de tot lo libre.’

b5v Ximenes, Franciscus: El Crestiá: Regiment de la cosa pública. Incipit: ‘Primerament donchs ab la ajuda de nostre saluador . . .’ @{Regiment de la cosa pública}, ed. Daniel de Molins de Rei (Barcelona, 1927); this was later included into El Crestiá: dotzén llibre, as chapters 357-95.


Imprint: Valencia: Christoph Kaufmann, 28 Jan. 1499. 4°.


Collation: a–h8 i6 k4.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a, a3 aii, etc.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1v: see Vindel.


ISTC: ix00015000

Hain: C 6599;

Goff: Goff X‑15;

BMC: BMC X 23;

Proctor: Pr 9507A;

Others: Concheff, Bibliography of Old Catalan Texts, 697; Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 708; Sheppard 7289; Vindel, Arte, III 165: 80. Facsimile: Francesc Eiximenis, Regiment de la cosa pública, with introduction by M. Sanchis Guarner (Valencia, 1972).

LCN: 14740375


Copy number: X-006(1)

Wanting sheet a1.8, which is supplied in photostat from the BL copy [unsigned note, dated 1957, by David Rogers on the front pastedown].

Printed marginal correction stamped in on c2v.

Binding: Sixteenth-century Spanish limp parchment, with two loops of string on the upper cover, and evidence of what may have been knots on the lower cover. Name of the author and title of the work in black ink at the head of the spine.

Size: 200 × 142 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 136 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations. In addition to the photostat (above), the text of a8 is also supplied on an inserted leaf in manuscript in an eighteenth-century hand(?); the title has been copied on the recto of the front endleaf in the same hand.

Provenance: Gregorio Mayáns y Siscar (1699-1781); inscription on a2r: ‘Ex Bibliotheca Majansiana'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘II.I.h.10': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 41 no. 24; not identified in sale catalogues. M. T. Phipps (fl. 1950s?); pencil note on the front pastedown: ‘Bt. from M. T. Phipps'. Sheppard records that this item was purchased in 1956; see BLR 6,3 (1959), 516-17.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. S1.1499.1.

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