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.
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.
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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