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Bod-Inc: B-158

Berchorius, Petrus

Repertorium morale (ed. Johannes Beckenhub).


Analysis of Content

a1r Beckenhub, Johannes: [Letter addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Etsi adolescentiam studio litterarum, viriles annos correcture impressorum deuouerim . . .’ Dated Nuremberg, 4 Feb. 1489.

a1r ‘Dictionarii ad lectorem epygramma'. Incipit: ‘Si variis ornata libris penetralia curas | More tuo facias illa patere mihi'; 26 elegiac distichs.

a2r Berchorius, Petrus: Repertorium morale. ‘Prologus'. Edited by Johannes Beckenhub. Incipit: ‘  “A. a. domine deus, ecce nescio loqui, quia puer ego sum.” Sicut dicit Bernhardus in quodam sermone . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 6427 and J. Engels, ‘Berchoriana. Notice bibliographique sur Pierre Bersuire, supplement au Repertorium biblicum medii aevi', Vivarium, 2 (1964), 62-124, at 64.

a3r Berchorius, Petrus: Repertorium morale. ‘Prima pars Dictionarii'. Edited by Johannes Beckenhub. Incipit: ‘In primis notare possumus, quod ista dictio A tripliciter potest sumi . . .’


Imprint: [Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 4 Feb. 1489. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–z aa–zz [et][et]6 [con][con] t̃t̃8. Leaf a2 is signed a.


ISTC: ib00340000

GW: GW 3866;

Hain: HC *2798 = 2801;

Goff: Goff B‑340;

Proctor: Pr 2066;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑294; CIBN B‑239; Hillard 322; Rhodes 317; Sack, Freiburg, 549; Sheppard 1511.

LCN: 14005795


Copy number: B-158(1)

Wanting q4 and the blank leaf tþtþ8.

Volume 1 only.

Binding: Contemporary German (Nuremberg, Kyriß workshop no. 113) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, one boss and four corner-pieces on each cover lost; two clasps lost; rebacked with a gold-tooled spine in the eighteenth century; worn. Letter-stamping at the head of the upper cover. On both covers triple fillets form a frame. On the upper cover the inner rectangle is filled with merrythoughts and fleurons; the frame is decorated with a rosette and a foliate staff on three sides, with a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp at the head. On the lower cover the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into four triangular compartments; in the compartments the round rosette stamp; in the frame a lozenge-shaped stamp with a griffin. For the stamps see Kyriß pl. 227, nos 7, 8, 10.

Size: 349 × 240 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 340 × 228 mm.

Old shelfmark ‘C. 15'. On tþtþ7v: ‘Amor meus crucifixus est. Burelli'.

On [a2r] and [a3r] twenty one-line initials are supplied in azure on a burnished gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting, the azure initials with foliate scrolling in white and dark blue, within segmented frames of red and pale green. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red and occasionally blue; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Laurentius Burellus (†1502), Bishop of Sisteron (1499-1502); on [a1r]: ‘Hos dictionarii libros 3es emi anno salutis 1489° [corrected from 1499], quos patribus et fratribus meis carmelitis in meorum delictorum expiationem dedi. Oretur, queso, pro me et pro hiis, quorum elemosinis ista volumina et plurima alia [michi crossed out] adeptus [e crossed out] sum conuentui nostro diuionensi. Burelli'. Dijon, Burgundy, Carmelites; on [a2r] (a1r) ‘Carmel. Diuion.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 295.

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