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Bod-Inc: A-166

Alexander Carpentarius

Destructorium vitiorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Tabula alphabetica.’

c3r ‘Capitulatio huius libri.’ Incipit: ‘[I]ste liber qui destructorium vitiorum nuncupatur octo partes continet principales . . .’

d1r [Alexander Carpentarius]: Destructorium vitiorum. Incipit: ‘[O]mne peccatum ut dicit beatus Augustinus contra faustum est dictum vel factum vel concupitum contra legem dei . . .’ See Bloomfield 3612, and Gerald Robert Owst, The Destructorium viciorum (London, 1952).


Imprint: Cologne: [Ludwig von Renchen], 16 Aug. 1485. Folio.


Collation: a8 b10 c–n8 o6 p–x8 y6 z A–O8.


ISTC: ia00392000

GW: GW 866;

Hain: HC *650;

Goff: Goff A‑392;

BMC: BMC I 266;

Proctor: Pr 1276;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑238; CIBN A‑207; Oates 732; Rhodes 53; Sheppard 950; Voulliéme, Köln, 368.

LCN: 13888075


Copy number: A-166(1)

Wanting the blank leaf O8.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with clasps and catches; rebacked. On the upper cover fillets form a border, within which a large lozenge-shaped stamp of double-tailed lion rampant (facing left), and a floral stamp at each corner. Triple intersecting frames; within the outer the floral stamp and a foliate stamp at each corner; within the second the foliate stamp with a circular floral stamp at each corner. In the inner rectangle the lozenge-shaped stamp of the lion rampant and the foliate stamp. On the lower cover fillets form a border within which the floral stamp and the circular floral stamp at each corner. The inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments containing the large lozenge-shaped stamp of the lion rampant or into triangular compartments containing the foliate stamp; the lion stamp may suggest a Bohemian origin.

Size: 396 × 290 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 380 × 275 mm.

Underlining in black ink. Some marginal notes in approximately contemporary hands. On b7r a pointing hand drawn in black ink.

On a2r a red 6-line A with a reserved white quadrifoil is supplied in Cologne-style; d1r, 19-line blue ‘O' with red pen-work. Thereafter, 4- to 14-line initials are supplied in red or blue. In the ‘Tabula', 4-, 5- and 6-line initials are supplied in red or blue. In ‘Capitulatio', 4- to 8-line initials are supplied in red or blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red throughout. Some initial strokes in red.

Provenance: Acquired in 1935; Maggs Brothers Ltd: ‘Bt. from Maggs', ‘£14.14', inside the upper cover; dated stamp on a1v, see BQR 8 (1935), 155.

SHELFMARK: Inc. b. G3.1485.1.

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