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Creator:
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Title(s):

Here begynneth the prohemye vpon the reducynge, both out of latyn as of frensshe in to our englyssh tongue of the polytyque book named Tullius de senectute.

Additional Title(s):

Title from explicit (leaf i3): ... Tulle Of Olde age ...

Here beginneth the prohemye upon the reducinge both out of Latin as of French in to our English tongue of the politique book named Tullius de senectute

Tullius de senectute

Cato maior de senectute. English (Middle English)

Published/Created:
[Westminster, London, England] : ... Enprynted by me symple persone William Caxton ..., ... the xij day of August the yere of our lord MCCCClxxxj [12 Aug. 1481]
Physical Description:
[240] p. ; 28 cm. (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PQ1486.I5 E5 1481+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Printer and date from explicit (leaf i3); place from Illustrated ISTC (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.).
Signatures: 1⁶ a⁶ b-h⁸ i⁴ ²a-²f⁸ (first leaf, a6, and i4 blanks).
Goff C-627
Hain-Copinger 5311
GW 6992
Illustrated ISTC (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.) ic00627000
Ricci, S. de. A census of Caxtons 31
Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 562
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 6
Capital spaces with guide letters.
Includes the author's De amicitia (²a1-²d4 verso) and Buonaccorso da Montemagno's The declamacyon Which laboureth to shewe Wherin honoure sholde reste (²d5-²e3 verso, 2nd group of collation), both translated by John Tiptoft.
Selected exhibitions: "Fifty-five Books Printed before 1525: Representing the Works of England's First Printers, an Exhibition from the Collection of Paul Mellon" (Grolier Club, 17 January-3 March 1968).
BAC: British Art Center copy (de Ricci 31.1) imperfect: lacks leaf i4 (a blank). With initials and paragraph marks supplied in red ink. Bound in 18th-century diced russia; sprinkled edges. With the bookplate of Mortimer L. Schiff. "First located in the Rawlinson sale (March 1756), this copy passed through the collections of Askew (sale Feb. 1775) and Ralph Willett of Merly (sale Dec. 1813) to Singer for the Marquess of Blandford; his sale (June 1819) to Triphook for T. Brockett (sale Dec. 1823) to Jones; the sale of G. Watson Taylor (March 1823) to Thorpe; the J.O. Halliwell sale (Sotheby, 15 Dec. 1857) to Lilly for Henry Huth. It was sold in the third Huth sale (Sotheby, 7 June 1912) and the third Schiff sale (Sotherby, 6 December 1938). From Sir Arthur Howard."--Grolier Club.
Subject Terms:
Askew, Anthony, 1722-1774 -- Ownership.
Brockett, John Trotter, 1788-1842 -- Ownership.
Friendship -- Early works to 1800.
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889 -- Ownership.
Huth, Alfred Henry, 1850-1910 -- Ownership.
Huth, Henry, 1815-1878 -- Ownership.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Marlborough, George Spencer Churchill, Duke of, 1766-1840 -- Ownership.
Old age -- Early works to 1800.
Rawlinson, Richard, 1690-1755 -- Ownership.
Rawlinson, Thomas -- Ownership.
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Bookplate.
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Bookplate.
Watson-Taylor, George, -1841 -- Ownership.
Willett, Ralph, 1719-1795 -- Ownership.
Form/Genre:
Incunabula -- England -- London -- 1481.
Contributors:
Worcester, John Tiptoft, Earl of, 1427-1470.
Worcester, William, 1415-1482.
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, printer.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Laelius de amicitia. English (Middle English)
Buonaccorso, da Montemagno, approximately 1391-1429. Controversia de nobilitate. English (Middle English)
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