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Bod-Inc: B-159

Berengarius de Landora

Lumen animae (ed. Matthias Farinator).


Analysis of Content

[A2r] ‘Tabula'. [Edited by Matthias Farinator.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uamuis Athenarum Grecorumque multiplicata volumina miris odoriferisque fragrantia . . .’

[a2r] [Berengarius de Landora pseudo-; Gotfridus Vorowiensis]: Lumen animae. [Version B.] ‘Prologus'. [Edited by Matthias Farinator.] Incipit: ‘[S]ummi mihi pontificis fauente gratia eius pariter ad instinctum hunc decreui . . .’ Mary A. Rouse and Richard H. Rouse, ‘The Texts called Lumen Animae', Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, 41 (1971), 5-113, at 74-8. A substantially altered recension of the Lumen Animae A (by Berengarius de Landora), compiled by Gottfried of Vorau in 1332; on authorship see Kaeppeli I 194 no. 566, Rouse and Rouse, 25-41 and 50-2 (this edition) and VL V 1050-4.

[a4r] [Berengarius de Landora pseudo-; Gotfridus Vorowiensis]: Lumen animae. [Version B. Edited by Matthias Farinator.] Incipit: ‘[P]linius libro de mirabilibus mundi hoc eciam inquit . . .’

[x7v] ‘Tabula'. [Edited by Matthias Farinator.]

[x9v] [Berengarius de Landora pseudo-; Gotfridus Vorowiensis]: Lumen animae. [Version B.] ‘Secunda pars'. [Edited by Matthias Farinator.] Incipit: ‘[A]thanasius in epistola ad Altisiodorum: “Tunc in dei veraciter accendi poteris caritate . . .’


Imprint: [Augsburg]: Anton Sorg, 3 Sept. 1477. Folio.


Collation: [A–E10 F8 a–f10 g8 h–z aa10 bb8 cc–hh10 ii6].


ISTC: ib00341400

Hain: H *10329;

Goff: Goff L‑393;

BMC: BMC II 344;

Proctor: Pr 1650;

Others: Hillard 1261; Sheppard 1238.

LCN: 14476733


Copy number: B-159(1)

The blank leaf [a1] has been torn away.

On [A1v] a blind impression of seventeen lines of [cc6r], on [F8v] that of four lines of [D5v], on [C1v] that of three lines of [D6v], and on [ii6r] that of seven lines of [ii3r], a few words inked.

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg) (called Uffenheim, Hauptwerkstatt by Schwenke–Schunke–Rabenau 259, but the tools are the same as those ascribed to the Augsburg ‘Head-over-heels Binder' by David Rogers, ‘A Glimpse into Günther Zainer's Workshop at Augsburg', Buch und Text im 15. Jahrhundert/Books and Text in the Fifteenth Century, ed. Lotte Hellinga and Helmar Härtel, Wolfenbüttler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung, 2 (1981), 145-63, pls IV–V); blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; rebacked; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. On both covers fillets form a triple frame; the inner frame with mitred corners. In the central compartment, two different lozenge-shaped stamps: a fleur-de-lis and an ‘m' (Rogers no. 16); in the inner frame, four round evangelists' stamps (Schwenke–Schunke 99 no. 51; Rogers 19-22), a lozenge-shaped head of Christ (Schwenke–Schunke 83 no. 10; Rogers no. 8), and a lozenge-shaped pomegranate (Schwenke–Schunke 121 no. 136; Rogers no. 9); in the middle frame, a square stamp with an angel (Schwenke–Schunke 96 no. 24; Rogers nos 1-4); in the outer frame, a ‘Maria hilf'-scroll (not Rogers no. 5).

Size: 300 × 223 × 100 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 207 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745); on [A1r]: ‘D. D. N. Crynes'. Bequeathed in 1745.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: L 3.4 Jur.; Auct. 1Q 2.4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.3.

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