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Additional 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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Copyright Status:
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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, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, P-117
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 6109
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 9782
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 339
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (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.
Rabinowitz, Hannah D. -- Bookplate.
Ten commandments.
Parker, Henry, -after 1504

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