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Bod-Inc: A-446A

Ars Moriendi

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


Analysis of Content

aa1r [Title-page.]

aa1v Augustinus [pseudo-: Note on penitence.] Incipit: ‘[S]i quis tum in extrema necessitate positus vult accipere . . .’ Explicit: tu illa relinquas

aa2r Johannes de Brucella [pseudo-]: Ars moriendi. ‘Tractatus de modo bene moriendi cum multis orationibus.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um de presentis exilii miseria mortis transitus propter moriendi imperitiam multis non solum laicis . . .’ Explicit: qui cum patre et spiritu sancto, etc See A‑444. In this edition the authorship is attributed to ‘Jo. de Brucella' in the colophon: on him see Pierre Debongnie, Jean Mombaer de Bruxelles abbé de Livry. Ses écrits et ses réformes, Université de Louvain Recueil de travaux publiés par les membres des conférences d'histoire et de philologie, 2nd ser., 11 (Louvain and Toulouse, 1928), with a discussion of this work and the attribution of authorship on 18. This edition is not recorded in O'Connor, Art of Dying. It contains a shorter version of the Orationes than other incunable editions.


Imprint: Brescia: Angelus Britannicus, 26 Oct. 1498. 8°.


Collation: aa b8 c4.


ISTC: ia01099500

Hain: HR 3998 = H 3997;

Goff: Goff M‑375;

Proctor: Pr 6999A;

Others: Polain 974; Sheppard 5796.

LCN: 14453795


Copy number: A-446A(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) paper boards covered with Buntpapier.

Size: 140 × 94 × 5 mm.

Size of leaf: 137 × 92 mm.

Irregular early manuscript foliation: 43[]-44[](?).

Provenance: Henry Cecil Sotheran; Catalogue 582 (11 Jan. 1899), A Catalogue of Second-hand Books in Literature . . ., no. 14. Purchased from Sotheran for £1. 2. 6; see Library Bills, 17 Jan. 1899, and stamp on aa1v and c4v, dated 20 Jan. 1899.

SHELFMARK: Inc. f. I22.1498.1.

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