Analysis of Content
a1v [Preface.] Incipit: ‘Sciendum est quod beatus Augustinus in tribus vltimis libris confessionum nimis obscurus est . . .’
a2r Augustinus: [Retractatio II,6.] ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 57 (1984), 94. See CPL 250.
a2v Augustinus: Confessiones. ed. L. Verheijen, CCSL 27 (1981). See CPL 251.
Imprint: [Cologne: Bartholomaeus de Unkel], 9 Aug. 1482. 4°.
Collation: a–x8 y10.
GW: GW 2895;
Hain: HC *2032;
Goff: Goff A‑1252;
BMC: BMC I 241;
Proctor: Pr 1141;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑851; CIBN A‑694; Sheppard 866; Voulliéme, Köln, 185.
Copy number: A-537(1)
2. Augustinus, De disciplina christiana. [Cologne: Bartholomaeus de Unkel, c.1482] (A‑542);
3. Augustinus, De vita christiana. De dogmatibus ecclesiasticis. [Cologne: Bartholomaeus de Unkel, c.1482] (A‑610(2));
4. Augustinus, De moribus ecclesiae catholicae. [Cologne: Bartholomaeus de Unkel, c.1482] (A‑552(2)).
Binding: Contemporary German (unattributed, Kyriß workshop no. 169) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Remains of metal clasp and catch. On both covers double fillets form a frame decorated on the upper cover with a round eagle stamp, and on the lower with a rosette stamp (Kyriß pl. 339, no. 2) and a lozenge-shaped floral stamp (Kyriß pl. 339, no. 1). The inner panel on both covers is divided by double fillets into triangular compartments, decorated, on the upper cover with the lozenge-shaped floral stamp and a small floral stamp (Kyriß pl. 339, no. 3), and on the lower with a large circular eagle stamp, the lozenge-shaped floral stamp, and the small floral stamp. Manuscript label and number ‘B7' on spine. Index tabs.
Size: 220 × 160 × 70 mm.
Size of leaf: 208 × 141 mm.
Incunable leaves used as pastedowns.
Name of printer and place of printing written on front flyleaf, also ‘Augustinus in quatuor tractatibus', and shelfmark ‘Sub Litt. A.’
Four- to six-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Some capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Adelberg, Württemberg, Premonstratensian convent, SS. Maria et Udalricus; cancelled inscription on a1r. Roth, Swabia, Premonstratensian convent, S. Maria and S. Verena, 1732; inscription and stamp on a1r. Hermann Vogler, Abbot of Roth 1711-44; armorial book-plate: see Warnecke no. 1795, and Leiningen-Westerburg 305-6, with reproduction on 306. Purchased from David Nutt, Catalogue (1837), no. 635 for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 4, and Library Bills (1837-8), no. 12.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.50(1).
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