- Additional Title(s):
Here begynneth the table of the thyrde booke of water hylton named Vita mixta or scala perfeccionis
Here begynneth the table of the thyrde booke of walter hylton named Vita mixta or scala perfeccionis
Here begynnen the chapytours of this present volume of waltere Hylton, namyd in laten Scala perfecc[i]onis englysshed the ladder of perfecc[i]on
Cap[itu]la prime partis, Here begynnen the chapytours of this present volume of waltere Hylton, namyd in laten Scala perfecc[i]onis englysshed the ladder of perfecc[i]on
Scale of perfection. English
- [Westminster : Printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1494]
- Physical Description:
-  p. : ill. ; 28 cm. (fol.)
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- An English translation.
Commissioned by Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby.
With a title-page woodcut containing a nearly illegible xylographic prayer.
Text, a2r, begins: Cap[itu]la prime partis, Here begynnen the chapytours of this present volume of waltere Hylton, namyd in laten Scala perfecc[i]onis englysshed the ladder of perfecc[i]on .
Envoi and colophon, leaf following s4, read: .. and wynkyn de worde this hath sett in prynt in willyam Caxtons hows .. Finit felicit[er] liber intitulatus Scala perfeccionis inpressus a[n]no salutis· M.cccc.lxxxxiiii.
Signatures: a⁴ b-q⁸ r⁶ s⁴ chi¹; A⁸ B⁶.
"Here begynneth the table of the thyrde booke of water [sic] hylton named Vita mixta or scala perfeccionis", caption title, A1r. This book is lacking in most copies; its presence may constitute a later state.
STC (2nd ed.), 14042
ESTC (RLIN), S106485
Hodnett, E. English woodcuts 1480-1535, 463
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 17
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 bound in 18th c. blind-tooled russia, with gilt edges, by L. Staggemeier, with his ticket. The leaf of "Lenvoye", usually found after s4, is bound at the end following B6. The woodcut (Hodnett 463) on the title page has been torn and repaired with a bookplate bearing the royal Stuart arms.
BAC: British Art Center copy presented to Mary Roos by Lady Margaret Beaufort and Elizabeth of York. Inscribed, on a4v: I pray you pray for me, Elysabeth ye Quene; Mastres rosse y truste yn your prayers, the whyche y pray you y may be partener, of Margaret R. the kynges modyr. Also inscribed by Mary Roos (as "Mary Denys" and "Dame Capll") in several places throughout the book.
BAC: British Art Center copy has the bookplate of the Chatsworth Library. Cipher of Narcissus Luttrell is stamped on the title page with the 1693 and on a4v. Also owned previously by Edward Wynne and the Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth).
- Subject Terms:
- Beaufort, Margaret -- Pres. insc. to Mary Roos.Devonshire, Edward William Spencer Cavendish, Duke of, 1895-1950 -- Provenance.Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800.Elizabeth of York -- Pres. insc. to Mary Roos.Incunabula in Yale Library.Luttrell, Narcissus, 1657-1732 -- Autograph.Perfection -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.Roos, Mary -- Pres insc. from Elizabeth of York and Margaret Beaufort.Spiritual life -- Early works to 1800.Staggemeier, L. -- Binder.Wynne, William Watkin Edward, 1801-1880 -- Provenance.
- Woodcuts -- 1494.
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