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Bod-Inc: B-032

Baptista Mantuanus

De contemnenda morte, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a2r] Baptista Mantuanus: De contemnenda morte dedicated to Jason Castellus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid meres fatumque times, oblita tui mens? | Stulta, quid hoc tantum debile corpus amas?.’ See Coccia 140.

[a5r] Baptista Mantuanus: In divum Albertum Carmelitam carmen. Incipit: ‘[M]ensis Augusti redeunt honores | Fulget auleis paries et are'. See Coccia 141.


Imprint: [Erfurt: Wolfgang Schenck, c.1500]. 4°.


Collation: [a8].


ISTC: ib00055000

GW: GW 3270;

Hain: R 826;

Goff: Goff B‑55;

Others: not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14123411


Copy number: B-032(1)

Binding: Twentieth-century parchment.

Size: 189 × 142 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 184 × 136 mm.

Notes on the order of the heavens on [a1v] in black ink in a contemporary hand. Notes in red ink on [a1r]. Smudged pen-trials on [a2v]. Musical notation in a contemporary hand in black ink on [a8r].

A three-line initial ‘Q' is supplied on [a2r]. Capital strokes and some underlining in red.

Provenance: Purchased on 31 Oct. 1985 at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, lot 45, for £1300; see ledger (1985/6), no. 364.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G25.1.

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