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Iohannes Balbus, Catholicon — Oxford, Oxfordshire. Augustinian priory of St Frideswide.


Provenance: Oxford, Oxfordshire. Augustinian priory of St Frideswide.
Location: Mr D. L. Cumming, Coulsdon, Surrey
Author/Title: Iohannes Balbus, Catholicon
Type of evidence: e: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution
Notes on evidence:

'Precium istius liber, iiij s. iiij d. / dominus Wyllielmus Wyssheter dedit hunc / librum ad cenobiam sancte Frideswyde virginis.'

This ex dono inscription is followed by a later note in another hand that Wyssheter had sold it to William Moll for 2s. 6d. Whether it ever reached St Frideswide's is therefore uncertain.

Date: Venice, 1497/8