De contemnenda morte, et al.
Analysis of Content
[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°.
GW: GW 3270;
Hain: R 826;
Goff: Goff B‑55;
Others: not in Sheppard.
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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