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Bod-Inc: B-073

Bartholomaeus Coloniensis

Epistola mythologica.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Bartholomaeus Coloniensis: Epistola mythologica [addressed to] Pancratius. ed. D. Reichling, Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für deutsche Erziehungs- und Schulgeschichte, 7 (1897), 111-72. Dated Deventer, 10 July 1489, on c6r.

c6r Bartholomaeus Coloniensis: ‘Epygramma'. Incipit: ‘Garrula barbaries prius arctophylaca booten | Arctois plaustris pollice deiities'; 3 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, between 10 July 1489 and 27 Feb. 1490]. 4°.


Collation: a–c6.


ISTC: ib00165500

GW: GW 3440;

Hain: HC 2492;

Proctor: Pr 9067;

Others: Campbell 251; HPT II 412; ILC 351; Sheppard 6965.

LCN: 13934511


Copy number: B-073(1)

Bound with:
1. Francesco Petrarca, Secretum de contemptu mundi, ed. Jacobus Canter. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 14 Mar. 1489 (P‑172);
2. Bonaccursius de Montemagno, Controversia de nobilitate. [Leipzig: Conrad Kachelofen, c.1494] (M‑322);
3. Matheolus Perusinus, De memoria augenda. [Louvain: Johann Veldener, not before 1486] (M‑147);
4. Poggius Florentinus, De nobilitate. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 18 Mar. 1489 (P‑419);
5. Maphaeus Vegius, Philalethes. [Deventer]: Jacobus de Breda, [1485-7] (V‑055);
6. Paulus Niavis, Judicium Jovis ad quod mortalis homo a terra tractus parricidii accusatus est. [Leipzig: Martin Landsberg, c.1495] (N‑014).

Binding: Paper boards, imitating parchment; green edges. Contemporary manuscript foliation suggests that the book originally contained a greater number of items and was bound in the following order (numbers are those of the present order): 6, [missing item(s)], 5, [missing item(s)], 1, 7, [missing item(s)], 2, 3, [missing item(s)], 4.

Size: 203 × 145 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 134 mm.

Early marginal notes on a5v and a6r. Contemporary manuscript foliation 183-99, in black ink. Table of contents added in a later hand on pastedown.

On a2r a nine-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue, with red infill and edging. Some paragraph marks are supplied in red. Occasional underlining in red.

Provenance: Purchased from Thomas Rodd, Catalogue (1837), no. 5451 for £1. 5. 0; see Library Bills (1837-8), no. 127; Books Purchased (1837), 30.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.88(7).

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