HANAPUS, Nicolaus (ca.1225-1291), Patriarch of Jerusalem. The ensamples of Vertue and vice, gathered oute of holye scripture. By Nicolas Hanape. Very necessarye for all christen men and women to loke upon. And Englyshed by Thomas Paynell. London: John Tisdale, 1561.
8° (135 x 86mm). Collation: s8-2 A-Z8 Aa-Zz8 a-c8 d4. In the first quire folio 2 is signed *<->4, identical to the British Library copy, two preliminary leaves presumably having been cancelled. Woodcut titleborder [McKerrow & Ferguson 52]. 19th-century black morocco gilt, edges gilt. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate.
ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH of an important medieval text on Virtues and Vices. It was clearly popular as it went through a number of 15th-century editions. The translation is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. STC 12742