Title from introductory prohemye (lines 25-31) on a1 recto
Name of printer given at end of introductory prohemye on a1 verso. Place and date supplied from ISTC. On the dating, see BM 15th cent.
Based on Caxton's second edition of  although the "proem is somewhat confusedly adapted from Caxton's, with numerous alterations of orthography, rewordings, transpositions, and omissions"; it is inferred that Pynson printed his edition from a copy of Caxton's second, "in which certain readings had been introduced from an unknown manuscript"--BM 15th cent
With woodcut illustrations throughout: 21 different woodcuts with 26 repeats, based on those in Caxton's second edition
Signatures: a-v⁸ 2a-2k⁸ 2l⁶ A-I⁸ K⁶ (K6=blank).
Chancery folio; a5 recto: 33 lines of verse, 198 x 96 mm; A2 recto: 39 lines of prose in 2 columns, 198 x 126 mm; types: 1:120B (verse), 2A-B:101B (prose); woodcuts (21 individual woodcuts with 26 repeats); initial spaces with guide letters.
Woodcut printer's device on K5 verso
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, XI, 264
Catalogue of books printed in the 15th century now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, C-173
English short title catalogue, S108831
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, C433
Incunabula short title catalogue, ic00433000
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 5084
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.32 FOLIO imperfect: leaves a1, a2, and I8 wanting and supplied in facsimile. Leaves a8, d1, t4, F3, F6, and I8 inserted from another copy or copies. K6 (blank) wanting. Leaf dimensions: 276 x 193 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.32 FOLIO with early marginalia, in various hands, throughout. Pencil collation note, signed by F. Talbott for Quaritch, on rear pastedown. Purchased from A.S.W. Rosenbach in Oct., 1941.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.404.32 FOLIO bound by Leighton in brown goatskin paneled and tooled in blind. Spine tooled in blind and stamped in gilt. All text block edges gilt.
No title page found. No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.