Scala perfecc[i]onis Scale of perfection. English


Scala perfecc[i]onis Scale of perfection. English


Hilton, Walter, d. 1396.



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An English translation. With a title-page woodcut containing a nearly illegible xylographic prayer. Text, a2r, begins: Cap[itu]la prime partis, Here begynnen the chapytours of this present volume of waltere Hylton, namyd in laten Scala perfecc[i]onis englysshed the ladder of perfecc[i]on .. Envoi and colophon, leaf following s4, read: .. and wynkyn de worde this hath sett in prynt in willyam Caxtons hows .. Finit felicit[er] liber intitulatus Scala perfeccionis inpressus a[n]no salutis· M.cccc.lxxxxiiii. Signatures: a⁴ b-q r⁶ s⁴ chi¹; A B⁶. "Here begynneth the table of the thyrde booke of water [sic] hylton named Vita mixta or scala perfeccionis", caption title, A1r. This book is lacking in most copies; its presence may constitute a later state. Reproduction of the original in the British Library.


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  • OTA: A03935
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  • DLPS: A03935
  • STC: STC 14042
  • STC: ESTC S106485
  • EEBO-CITATION: 99842200
  • PROQUEST: 99842200
  • VID: 6834