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Bod-Inc: A-097

Albertus Magnus

De adhaerendo Deo.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-; Johannes de Castello]: De adhaerendo Deo. Albertus Magnus, Opera omnia . . ., ed. Augustus and Aemilius Borgnet, 38 vols (Paris, 1890-9) (= Opera, ed. Borgnet), 523-42. The text is usually attributed to Albertus Magnus, but the author is Johannes de Castello; see Grabmann, Geistesleben, I 489-524.

[b4r] Gerson, Johannes: De remediis contra pusillanimitatem. Gerson, Oeuvres, X no. 537, 374-85.

[c2r] Bonaventura: [Epistola continens viginti quinque memorialia.] ‘Epistola de modo proficiendi conpendioso.’ See Glorieux, Répertoire, 305 ac and Distelbrink no. 42. Bonaventura, Opera omnia (Quaracchi, 1898), VIII. Bonaventura, Selecta pro instruendis fratribus ordinis minoris scripta, 3rd edn (Quaracchi, 1942), 237-57; Distelbrink no. 42.

[c8r] Bonaventura [pseudo-]: Doctrina iuvenum. Incipit: ‘[I]n conuentu fratrum minorum Parisius conuersante bone memorie domino Bonauentura tunc ministro generali quidam frater iuuenis studens bone indolis . . .’ An exemplum describing Bonaventura's instruction of a young student in Paris, see Distelbrink no. 211.

[c8v] Bonaventura: [Regula novitiorum.] ‘De informatione iuuenum et nouiciorum.’ Bonaventura, Opera omnia, VIII 475-90. Chapters 14-16 not in the incunable edition; see Distelbrink no. 53.

[d10r] [Index.]


Imprint: [Ulm: Johann Zainer, c.1473]. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10].

Illustrations: On [a1r] a woodcut half border.


ISTC: ia00218000

GW: GW 582;

Hain: H 429*; 3506 (Bonaventura, De modo);

Goff: Goff A‑218;

BMC: BMC II 522;

Proctor: Pr 2501;

Others: CIBN A‑134; Oates 1153; Schramm V 4; Sheppard 1790-1; Wegener, Zainer, 27.

LCN: 14292608, 14292654


Copy number: A-097(1)

Bound with:
1. Albertus Magnus, De mysterio missae. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 29 May 1473 (A‑124);
3. Henricus de Hassia, Expositio super orationem dominicam et Ave Maria. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474] (H‑023(2)).

On [b4r] variants from GW transcription: l. 5: ‘ILLVMINATISSI | MVM'; l. 7: ‘CANCEL | LARIVM'; [c2r], l. 2: ‘DF' (all as GW Anm.) On [c7v] the space which should be blank is occupied by partially-inked and blind impression of text from [c9v].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library; two paper index tabs (items 2 and 3). All three items with green-edged leaves.

Size: 289 × 213 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 194 mm.

Initials are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Item 3: Seligenthal, near Landshut, diocese of Regensburg, Bavaria, Cistercian Nuns, BVM. Raitenhaslach, Bavaria, Cistercians, S. Pancras; bought in 1474 by Abbot Johannes of Raitenhaslach; on an old endleaf after item 3 ‘In felici valle comparatus est liber iste Et allatus est monasterio Raitenhaslach per dominum Johannem Abbatem Anno domini etc. lxxiiijto’. An offset of this note on the last leaf of item 3 proves that the note refers to that book, which can thus be dated not after 1474. However, it cannot be shown that the three items were bound together at this stage. Fürstenfeld, Bavaria, Cistercians, BVM and S. Bernardus; inscription on [o10r] of the first item: ‘Liber sancte Marie in Fürstenfeld'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; on endleaf a note: ‘Inc. typ. no. 2161' (corresponds to the Munich catalogue Cbm Cat. 221b (2), fol. 517r-v); on [a1r] a pencil note: ‘Duplum', similar notes on items 2 and 3. Anonymous sale (1841), lot 131 (the whole volume) despite the pencil note on the last leaf of item 1 stating that the second part was lot 132. Purchased for £0. 9. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.3(2).

Copy number: A-097(2)

Wanting gatherings [a] and [b], [c1] and [d10].

Binding: Nineteenth-century German(?) pasteboards covered with leaves from a parchment manuscript in Latin, probably a sacramentary, dyed dark blue.

Size: 261 × 199 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 256 × 193 mm.

Initials are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Acquired between 1835 and 1847; Catalogus (1843) with Appendix, 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.57.

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