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Alternate Title(s):
Dives and pauper.
[London] : Emprentyd by ... Richarde Pynson, at the temple barre of London, 5 July 1493.
Physical Description:
[488] p. ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BV4655 D58 1493+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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British Art Center copy is the one described in the Grolier Club catalogue. It is as described there with 244 leaves, including blanks 1 and 13. An additional contemporary blank leaf has been inserted before the initial blank on which a 15th-century scholar has set up an alphabetical cross-index in Latin.
At front & back, inserted as protective endpapers, are vellum leaves from an Italian (Bologna?) ms. of the 14th c., evidently a fragment of the Corpus juris civilis of Justinian I.
Much marginal commentary in ms. throughout.
Sometimes attributed to Henry Parker (cf. DNB & CBEL) but probably not by him (cf. STC & Richardson).
A dialogue on the Ten commandments, with an introductory section entitled "Of holy pouertie."
Colophon reads: "Here endith a compendious treetise dyalogue of Diues & paup ..."
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 43
Goff P-117
Hain-Copinger 6109
Proctor 9782
Duff 339
STC (2nd ed.) 19212
Richardson, H.G. "Dives and pauper." Library, v. 15, no. 1 (June 1934), p. 31-37
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:
Barrett, Thomas, 1744-1803 -- Bookplate.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Dialogues, English.
Higgs, William Simonds -- Bookplate.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Pynson, Richard -- Printer.
Rabinowitz, Hannah D. -- Bookplate.
Ten commandments.
Parker, Henry, -after 1504
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