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Bod-Inc: A-449

Ars Moriendi

Ars moriendi ‘Cum de praesentis exilii miseria mortis transitus . . .' with title: Speculum artis bene moriendi.


Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Speculum artis bene moriendi perutilis.’ [Also known as Ars moriendi.] Incipit: ‘[C]um de presentis exilii miseria mortis transitus propter moriendi imperitiam multis non solum laicis . . .’ See A‑444.


Imprint: [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1495]. 4°.


Collation: a6 b4 c6.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1r; see BMC I 270, woodcut A.


ISTC: ia01098000

GW: GW 2610;

Hain: HC *14911;

Goff: Goff A‑1098;

BMC: BMC I 294;

Proctor: Pr 1425;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑766; CIBN A‑598; O'Connor, Art of Dying, 134; Sack, Freiburg, 306; Schramm VIII 23; Schreiber V 3671; Sheppard 1051; Voulliéme, Köln, 305.

LCN: 13980510


Copy number: A-449(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century German(?) mottled brown pasteboards.

Size: 190 × 148 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 185 × 132 mm.

Marginal annotations in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand.

Three- to six-line initials are supplied in red. Capital strokes and some underlining in red.

Provenance: Badly damaged armorial book-plate. Purchased on 4 May 1886 from Henry Cecil Sotheran for £0. 10. 0, with £0. 3. 0 postage; see Catalogue no. 255, Catalogue of Second-hand Books, Ancient and Modern, in All Classes of Literature . . ., 30 Apr. 1886, p. 3, and Library Bills (1886).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.69.

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