Title from author's prologue (leaf /4v): Thus endeth the prologue of this book named .Cordyal. Which treteth of the four last and final thinges that ben to come. And here beginneth the first parte of the seide four last thinges.
Imprint from colophon (leaf 10/5v): ... Whiche werke present I began[n] the morn[n] after the saide Purificacion of our blissid Lady. Which was the daye of Seint Blase Bisshop and Martir. And finisshed on the even of thannunicacion of our said bilissid Lady fallyng on the wednesday the xxiiii daye of Marche. In the xix yeer of Kyng Edwarde the fourthe.
Printed in Caxton's types 2*:135B and 3:136B.
Collation: [1-9⁸ 10⁶]: 78 leaves, leaves /1 and /6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
The text is ascribed to Dionysius Carthusiensis and to Gerardus de Vliederhoven.
Translated by Anthony Wydeville (or Woodville), Earl Rivers.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29.3 x 20.3 cm.
Bennett completed this copy in 1898: he purchased Maurice Johnson's copy at Sotheby's, 21 March 1898 (De Ricci, Census of Caxtons, 33.13) and transferred quire 3 to his copy; Johnson's then-incomplete copy was sold on to Boies Penrose and Abel Berland.
Of the four last thinges
Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards and paragraph marks. Annotations: Lines reversed and corrected in margin by labeling with letters b and a by Hand A (leaf /5v), see BMC XI 113. Contemporary alpha-numeric quire signatures in bottom right corner (except quire c). (Line corrections and quire signatures added in Caxton's shop.) Leaf /4v with references to the pope, Santiago and Rome pilgrimages scratched out.