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Roye, Guy de, Abp., ca. 1345–1409

That this is writen in this lytel boke ought the prestes to lerne and teche to theyr parysshes : and also it is necessary for symple prestes that understode not the scriptures : and it is made for symple peple and put into englisshe ...

Additional Title(s):

Doctrinal de sapience. English

Westminster [London, England] : William Caxton, 7 May 1489.
Physical Description:
[184] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BR118 R6 1489+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC: British Art Center copy is the one described in the Grolier Club catalogue. It is wanting 2 leaves. Leaf 51 (G4) & 92 (L10) are supplied in collotyp facsimile. Chapter lxiii (I2v) has been suppressed as in the majority of other copies. Bound in modern limp morocco that is laid in the original binding of blind-stamped calf over wooden boards by the Dragon Binder (cf. English blind-stamped bindings, p. 21-22).
Translated by William Caxton.
Colophon (L10v) reads: Thus endeth the doctrinal of sapyence ...
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (l968), 13
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, D302
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 14017
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 9676
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 127
G W 8625
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 21431
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).
Subject Terms:
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
Christie-Miller, Sydney Richardson, 1874-1931 -- Provenance.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Croft, William, 1678-1727 -- Provenance.
Dragon Binder -- Bookbinder.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.

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