The Mirroure of the Worlde, MS Bodley 283 (England c 1470-1480)...
Handsome Roxburghe Club Facsimile of a Notable 13th-Century Moral Treatise Scott, Kathleen L., Introduction. The Mirroure of the Worlde, MS Bodley 283 (England c.1470-1480): The Physical Composition, Decoration, And Illustration. Oxford: Printed for the Roxburghe Club, 1980. xiii, 68 pp., 21 color facsimile leaves, two with gilding, 8 pp. of black-and-white facsimiles. Half morocco over cloth, gilt title to spine, top-edge gilt. Light fading to spine, otherwise fine. $300. * First edition, the issue for members of the Roxburghe Club. (This copy was printed for Sir Frank Francis, as indicated in the membership list by printing his name in red). The Mirroure of the Worlde is an English version of the Somme le Roi (1280), a moral treatise by Friar Laurent, confessor of Philippe III of France, that discusses the Decalogue and the seven deadly sins and their remedies. The Roxburghe's facsimile of selected sections is accompanied by ten scholarly essays on the manuscript's history, production and illustration.
Book number 73694