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Bod-Inc: A-016


Vita Adae et Evae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Vita Adae et Evae.] ‘De creatione Ade et formatione Eve ex costa eius. Et quomodo decepti fuerunt a serpente.’ Incipit: ‘Post casum Luciferi qui superbia inflatus ait “Ponam sedem meam in aquilonem et ero similis altissimo” . . .’ Lajos Katona, A teleki-codex legendái. Értekezések a nyelv és széptudományok köréböl kiadja a magyar tudomanos akadémia, kötet-18, szám-10 (1904) (edition of incunable version pp. 734-44); Lajos Katona, A teleki-codex legendái. Akadémiai értesitö a Magyar tudomanos akadémia megbizásából, kötet-15, füzet-3 (1904). According to Wilhelm Meyer, ‘Vita Adae et Evae', Abhandlungen der philosophisch-philologischen Classe der königlich bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 14 (Munich, 1878), 185-250, at 215, the version of the ‘Life of Adam' printed in incunables is an excerpt from the text of recension III with two chapters based on Genesis as an introduction. For manuscripts transmitting the incunable version see S. Harrison Thomson, ‘A Fifth Recension of the Latin Vita Ade et Eve’, Studi medievali, 7 (1933), 271-8 (San Marino, Calif., Huntington Library, MS. HM 1342). A list of surviving Adam-manuscripts has been established by M. E. B. Halford, ‘The Apocryphal Vita Adae et Evae. Some Comments on the Manuscript Tradition', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 82 (1981), 417-27; Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 83 (1982), 222.


Imprint: [Rome: Johannes Gensberg or Johannes Schurener, c.1473.] 4°.

Remarks: Pr ascribes to [Rome: Johannes Schurener], type 1A = Gensberg, type 1. Haebler, Buchdrucker points to differences between the type used by both printers.


Collation: [a8].


ISTC: ia00041000

GW: GW 205;

Goff: Goff A‑41;

Proctor: Pr 3501;

Others: Sheppard 2780.

LCN: 14335283


Copy number: A-016(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century German thick pasteboards.

Size: 204 × 148 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 140 mm.

Three-line P on [a1r]. Initial strokes and paragraph marks supplied and printed paragraph marks marked, all in red ink throughout.

Provenance: Anonymous sale (1841), lot 81. Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.43.

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