GESTA ROMANORUM. [Strassburg; Martin Schott, not after 1486].
Chancery 2° (273 x 194mm.). (title a1r: Gesta romamorum cum applicationibus moralisatis mysticis, a1v blank, text a2r-n8r chapters 1-181, n8v blank); o6 (table of contents and index). 100 leaves. Gothic type. Double column. 51 lines. Fine manuscript initials in red. (Some old dampstaining, some worming with occasional loss of letters). 19th-century red morocco, panelled in gilt, g.e., by Riviere (joints very slightly rubbed). Provenance: Sir Edward Sullivan (bookplate); T.H.Riches (armorial bookplate).
This popular medieval collection of moralized stories is probably of early 14th-century English origin. H *7741;GW 10894; Goff G-289.