|Uniform Title:||Vitae patrum. English (Middle English)|
Enprynted in the sayd towne of Westmynstre :
Be my Wynkyn de Worde,
the yere of our lord .M.CCCC.lxxxxv. 
|Physical Description:||, lxxxxiii, lxxxiii-CCCxlvii leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 28 cm (fol.)|
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|General note:||An edition of: Vitae patrum.|
BMC gives more specific date as 'before 21 August'.
Colophon reads: Thus endyth the moost vertuouse hystorye of the deuoute & right renommed lyues of holy faders ... translated out of Frensshe in to Englysshe by Wyllyam Caxton of Westmynstre late deed, and fynysshed it at the last daye of his lyff. Enprynted in the sayd towne of Westmynstre be my Wynkyn de Worde the yere of our lorde .M.CCCC.lxxxxv. and the tenth yere of our souerayne lorde kyng Henry the seuenth.
ISTC title: Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [English] The lyff of the faders.
Prologue, 2A2r, begins: Here foloweth the right deuoute, moche lowable, & reco[m]mendable lyff of the olde auncyent holy faders hermytes, late translated out of latyn in to frenshe, and dylygently corrected in the cyte of lyon, ye yere of our lord. M.CCCC.lxxxvi. vpon that whiche hath be wryten and also translated out of Greke in to Latyn, by the blessyd & holy saynt Saynt Ierome .. & other solytarye relygyouse persones after hy[m] and after in the yere of our lorde .M.CCCC.lxxxxi. reduced in to Englysshe ..
Signatures: 2A⁸ a-o⁸ p⁶ q-x⁸ y¹° z-2t⁸ 2v-2x⁶.
Sometimes attributed to St. Jerome. (ESTC)
There are variants of 2A1, q2.7, and the colophon. "One L copy has some leaves reprinted c. 1529 w. a woodcut of about that date" - STC.
|Citation / References note:||BMC, XI 197|
Oates, 4120, 4121, 4122
STC (2nd ed.), 14507
|Immediate source of acquisition note:|
Bequest; Fuller Maitland 00.00.1936.
|Ownership and custodial history note:|
Bookplate of J.A. Fuller Maitland.
|Other copy-specific details note:|
Copy note: lacks 2A1 and 2x6; quire 2q is inlaid.
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