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Bod-Inc: A-442

Ars Moriendi

Ars moriendi ‘Cum de praesentis exilii miseria mortis transitus . . .’


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Ars moriendi. Incipit: ‘[C]um de presentis exilii miseria mortis transitus propter moriendi imperitiam multis non solum laicis . . .’ See Bloomfield 1076.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, c.1475]. Folio.


Collation: [a8].


ISTC: ia01091000

GW: GW 2598;

Hain: HC 4386 = H 4387;

Goff: Goff A‑1091;

BMC: BMC I 72;

Proctor: Pr 295;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑762; O'Connor, Art of Dying, 134; Sheppard 198-9.

LCN: 13980593


Copy number: A-442(1)

Both Bodleian copies begin ‘Incipit tractatus . . .' as BMC, not as GW.

Binding: Nineteenth-century German mottled pasteboards.

Size: 276 × 210 × 3 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 204 mm.

‘Versus morales' on [a1r] in an approximately contemporary hand: ‘Mors tua, mors Christi, fraus mundi, gloria cæli | Et dolor inferni sunt meditanda tibi. | Omnia transibunt, sic ibimus, ibitis, ibunt | Et nihil in toto permanet orbe diu': see Walther, Initia, 11275. Occasional marginal notes and chapter headings.

Two- and three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Underlining and initial strokes in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; stamps on [a1r] and [a8v]; shelfmark ‘Inc.s.a.264n’ on pastedown of the upper cover; ‘254' in pencil in the upper right-hand corner of the front endleaf. Purchased from the Fidelis Butsch catalogue (1858), no. 473 for £3. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 75.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.12.

Copy number: A-442(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 305 × 216 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 200 mm.

Occasional marginal annotations.

Two- to five-line initials are supplied in red. Underlining and initial strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 16. 6; see Books Purchased (1850), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.38.

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