Title from xylographic half-title page, leaf A1r.
Imprint from ISTC, with date from BMC.
Printer's devices on leaves [con]8r and oo6r.
Printed in De Worde's types 3:136G and 5:95G.
Signatures: A⁶ B⁸; b⁶ c-z [and] [con]⁸; ²A-U⁸ X-Z⁶ aa-cc⁸ dd-gg⁶ hh-mm⁸ nn⁴ oo⁶: 478 leaves, leaf A6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Translated by John Trevisa.
De Wordes states in the verse epilogue that the edition was "By Wynken de Worde whyche thruh his dyligence / Emprentyd hath at prayer and desyre / Of Roger Thorney mercer..." and printed on paper produced by John Tate the Younger in England (leaves oo5v-6r).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.6 x 19.8 cm.
PML copy missing 3 leaves: A1 (replaced in pen facsimile), A6 (blank), and oo6 (replaced in pen facsimile). Leaves A2-B1, B8, and oo1-2.5-6 remargined (likely from another copy, as B8 has roman numeral foliation added in manuscript).
Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations in several sporadically throughout, including keywords/subject terms and inscriptions: "out of the depthe I called unto the lord, lorde here my voyce" (leaf s8v), "fayer do fawne and garishe Garment gayne ... M[ist]ris mawdelin" ([and]4v), "happy is that wouman that paciently abydeth al shunderth" and "yo[r] frind in deyd [and] so in word" (leaf II1r), "he which is nott with me is agayn me" in English and Latin (leaf oo2v), and extensive Latin and English inscriptions, including extract from Aquinas's commentary of Boethius, "... Anglia plena iosis gens libera apta iocari ..." and information on blood-letting, "...Septembris ... it is well to lett bloode ... to yene purgacyons," washed but partially legible under UV (leaf oo5r-v).