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Bod-Inc: B-084

Bartholomaeus de Chaimis



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a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Bartholomaeus de Chaimis: [Introduction to] Confessionale. ‘Interrogatorium'. Incipit: ‘[C]um ars artium sit regimen animarum, Extra. De etate et qualitate “Cum sit” . . .’ See B‑075.

a2v Bartholomaeus de Chaimis: Confessionale. ‘Interrogatorium'. Incipit: ‘[C]irca primum notandum quod non sacerdos etsi possit audire peccata confitentis in articulo mortis . . .’

i8v Anselmus [Cantuariensis pseudo-]: Interrogationes faciendae infirmo morienti. Incipit: ‘[P]rimo interrogari debet, si credit omnia que sunt fidei Christiane, et respondeat . . .’

i9r [Concluding verse.] Incipit: ‘Si quem peniteat scelerum culpamque fateri | Aures clauigeri presulis ante velit'; 11 elegiac distichs. See B‑075.

i9r [Colophon.]

i9r ‘Registrum capitulorum ac titulorum'.


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1491. 4°.


Collation: a–h8 i10.


ISTC: ib00164000

GW: GW 6551;

Hain: H *2489;

Goff: Goff B‑164;

BMC: BMC II 385;

Proctor: Pr 1894;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑254; Sack, Freiburg, 982; Sheppard 1340-1.

LCN: 14838417


Copy number: B-084(1)

Wanting i10, containing the printer's device.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with clasp and catch. On both covers triple fillets form a frame. The inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into triangular compartments, decorated on the upper cover with two floral stamps and, on the lower, with a small floral stamp and a circular evangelist stamp, being the eagle of St John, all rather worn. Blank parchment reinforcing slips.

Size: 214 × 158 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 151 mm.

Provenance: Ulm, Swabia, Wengenkloster, Augustinian Canons; erased inscription on a1r: ‘Monasterii Wengensis Vlme'. John Mozley Stark; Catalogue 30 (1859), no. 77; label inside the upper cover; fragment of bill of lading used as marker: ‘Hull. We have the pleasure of handing your enclosed Bill of Lading for [ ] shipped to your address on board the . . .’ Purchased for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 30.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.54.

Copy number: B-084(2)

Wanting i10, containing the printer's device.

Binding: Contemporary (Augsburg, Kyriß workshop no. 91) blind-tooled half calf over wooden boards, with remains of metal clasp. On both covers fillets form a frame, in which is a cresting roll; see Kyriß pl. 185, no. 1. Manuscript label (eighteenth/nineteenth-century(?)): ‘Alte Drucke Fascikel XXXIII'. Rebacked. Lower board split. Note inside the lower cover that repairs were carried out in Nov. 1940, presumably in Augsburg. On lower board unread manuscript notes.

Size: 220 × 155 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 144 mm.

Early marginal notes and pointing hands. Copious annotations in a contemporary hand on pastedown and on a1r-v.

Provenance: Irsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Maria; inscription on a1r in a sixteenth-century(?) hand: ‘Ad maiorem Vrsinensem Bibliothecam', and on a2r in a sixteenth-century(?) hand: ‘Nunc sum monasterii Vrsinensis donante fratre Ferdinando'; label on a1v; manuscript label on outside of the upper cover. Augsburg, Bavaria, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, probably 1833; stamp and nineteenth-century duplicate release stamp on a1r; old shelfmarks: ‘4° Ink. d. 1491 Bartholomaeus' and ‘4° Ink. 388', written in pencil on i9v, and inside the lower cover and label on spine; also ‘Alte Drucke Fasc. Bd. XXXIII' on a1r. Label and stamp on a1v. Acquired in 1960 by exchange from the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, Augsburg, the exhange value being DM 230; see ‘Bodley's American Friends', BLR 6,6 (1961), 643.

SHELFMARK: Don. e.548.

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