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Bod-Inc: B-140

Beets, Johannes

Commentum super decem praeceptis decalogi.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Bostius, Arnoldus]: ‘Ex libro de viris illustribus sacri ordinis virginee dei gentricis Marie de Monte Carmelo'. Incipit: ‘[I]ohannes Beets, doctor conspicuus multa prestans virtute, in acutissimis disputationum certaminibus clarus . . .’

a2r ‘Tabula'.

b6v Beissel, Jodocus: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Arnoldus Bostius. Incipit: ‘[C]um tuam erga me caritatem, Arnolde optime doctissimeque, multis in rebus sepe . . .’

2a2r Beets, Johannes: ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[S]acra scriptura diuinitas inspirata a sanctis prophetis ac aliis catholice fidei . . .’

2a3r Beets, Johannes: ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘  “[S]i vis ad vitam ingredi serua mandata”, Math. xix [Mt 19,17]. In istis verbis explicatur nobis summa totius salutis nostre . . .’

2a3r Beets, Johannes: Commentum super decem praeceptis decalogi. Incipit: ‘[C]irca primum videtur quod sit tantum vnum preceptum. Dicit enim apostolus ad Romanos xiii, “Si quod est aliud mandatum in hoc verbo instauratur, diliges proximum tuum sicut teipsum” [Rm 13,9] . . .’ See L. Burie, ‘Proeve tot inventarisatie van de in handschrift of in druk bewaarde werken van de Leuvense theologieprofessoren uit de XVe eeuw', in Facultas S. Theologiae Lovaniensis 1432-1797, Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 45 (Louvain, 1977), 215-72, at 251-2.


Imprint: Louvain: Aegidius van der Heerstraten, 19 Apr. 1486. Folio.


Collation: a b6 2a–f8 g h6 i8 k6 l m8 n6 o8 p6 q r8 s–z aa–mm A B6 C–G8.


ISTC: ib00296000

GW: GW 3762;

Hain: HC *2736;

Goff: Goff B‑296;

BMC: BMC IX 165;

Proctor: Pr 9303;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 7 no. 11; Boekdrukkunst (1973), 187; BSB‑Ink B‑256; Campbell 260; CIBN B‑B‑197; Hillard, 313; HPT II 439; ILC 366; Oates 3814-16; Sack, Freiburg, 539; Sheppard 7154-5.

LCN: 13934112


Copy number: B-140(1)

Wanting the blank leaf G8.

For variant settings of hh2 and hh5, as in this copy, see Oates 3814.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 297 × 225 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 200 mm.

Early marginal notes in black ink.

Initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red. On2 a2r an eight-line initial ‘S' is supplied in black ink, with foliate extensions and decoration in the upper and lower margins, in black ink over pencil. Headings are supplied in a contemporary hand in black ink.

Provenance: Johannes Fortis de Augusta (c.1465–after 1520); inscription on a1r in a contemporary hand: ‘Fratris Johannis Fortis, S.T. bacc[elarii] et lectoris in Wienna'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on a1r and pencil number ‘15' on a2r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.12.

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