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Sallust, 86 B.C.-34 B.C.

Here begynneth the famous cronycle of the warre which the Romayns had agaynst Iugurth vsurper of the kyngdome of Numidy / whiche cronycle is compyled in Latyn by the renowmed Romayn Salust ; and translated into Englysshe by Syr Alexander Barclay preest, at c[om]maundement of the right hye and mighty prince: Thomas duke of Northfolke.

Additional Title(s):

Batayle of Iugurth

Batayle of Jugurth

Bellum Jugurthinum. English & Latin

Imprented at London : By Rycharde Pynson, printer vnto the kynges noble grace, [1523 or 1524?]
Physical Description:
[8], xCii, [2] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PA6807.A5 C3 1490
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN Osborn fpa38: 27 cm. Imperfect: title page wanting and supplied in facsimile; leaves A1 and A6 wanting and supplied in a mid-16th century hand. Autograph of John Peckham on front flyleaf, dated 1799. Additional manuscript notes, and possible manuscript shelfmark (canceled in ink), on front flyleaves. Bound in 17th-century calf, with front cover and flyleaves partially detached. From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya. Accompanied by: bookseller's description (1 leaf).
A translation, by Alexander Barclay, of: Sallust. Bellum Jugurthinum.
Running title: "The batayle of Iugurth.".
Place of publication and printer's name from colophon.
Colophon (on Q5r) reads: "Thus endeth the famous cronycle of the war which the Romayns had agaynst Iugurth vsurper of the kyngdome of Numidy which cronycle is c[om]pyled in Laten by the renowmed Romayn Salust. And translated into Englysshe by Sir Alexander Barclay preest: at c[om]maundement of the right hye and mighty prince, Thomas duke of Northfolke. And imprented at London by Rycharde Pynson, printer vnto the kynges noble grace: with priuylege vnto hym gra[un]ted by our sayd souerayne lorde the kyng."
"From external evidence, namely the date of Veysey's succession to the bishopric of Exeter and the date of the death of the Duke of Norfolk, this volume must have been printed between 1519 and 1524. From the evidence of the state of the woodcut on verso of the title, not in this case very reliable, it would appear to have been printed after the first volume of Pynson's Froissart 1523, and therefore in 1523 or 1524."---Pforzheimer, p. 880.
Signatures: a⁸ A-O⁶ P⁴ Q⁶ (Q6 blank).
English text printed in black letter.
With a woodcut on the title page of Norfolk arms, and four others, including one of author presenting book to patron (at head of preface).
Printer's device (McKerrow no. 44) on Q5v; initials.
Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, 849
English short title catalogue, S101075
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 21626
Hodnett, E. English woodcuts 1480-1535, nos. 1496, 1498 and 1510
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 48
BAC: British Art Center copy bound with: Virgil. Here fynyssheth the boke yf [sic] Eneydos. [Westminster]:[William Caxton], [not before 23 June 1490]
Subject Terms:
Brereton, Joseph, 1719-1787 -- Bookplate.
Dysart, William John Tollemache, 1859-1935 -- Provenance.
Jugurthine War, 111-105 B.C. -- Early works to 1800.
Peckham, John -- Autograph.
Takamiya, Toshiyuki -- Ownership.
Annotations (Provenance)
Pynson, Richard, -1530, printer.
Barclay, Alexander, 1475?-1552, translator.

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