Liber Bibliae moralis.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] ‘Tabula specialis in librum sequentem moralis reductorii byblie secundum ordinem alphabeti'.
[c10v] [First colophon.]
[c10v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Libri autor claret, porro quis recta registra | Addit ei, scire haud opus est. Deus hunc beet ora'; 2 hexameters.
[d1r] ‘Registrum moralizacionum biblie secundum ordinem capitulorum'.
[e1r] Berchorius, Petrus: [Liber Bibliae moralis. Also known as Reductorium morale, lib. XVI.] Incipit: ‘[C]um iam per opacam nature siluam flores proprietatum lecturus percurrerim . . .’ See B‑155.
[L9v] [Second colophon.]
Imprint: [Strasbourg]: C. W., 7 Sept. 1474. Folio.
Remarks: The ‘Tabula' is dated 7 Oct. 1474. The printer has been identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach.
Collation: [a–c10 d–f8 g10 h12 i k8 l10 m n8 o6 p q10 r6 s10 t8 u12 x8 y10 z A–C8 D E10 F6 G10 H8 I–L10].
GW: GW 3863;
Hain: H *2795;
Goff: Goff B‑337;
BMC: BMC I 82;
Proctor: Pr 341;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑292; CIBN B‑236; Oates 140; Sack, Freiburg, 548; Sheppard 281.
Copy number: B-156(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [L10].
Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; gilt tendril roll on spine; worn.
Size: 384 × 275 × 77 mm.
Size of leaf: 373 × 267 mm.
Leaf [L9v] formerly used as back pastedown.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Thomas Rodd; ‘Rodd Oct. 1819 £1. 1. 0', note by Heber, and purchased by him. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 717, sold for £2. 6. 0. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; signature on endleaf; sale (1837), lot 170; purchased at his sale for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 4.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.19.
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