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Bod-Inc: B-169

Bernardus Carthusiensis

Dialogus Virginis Mariae misericordiam elucidans.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Bernardus Carthusiensis: ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘  “[E]xaltate illam quantum potestis. Maior est enim omni laude”, Ecci. xliii° [Sir 43,33]. Nam exaltare laudibus virginem gloriosam Mariam autoritas sacre scripture plerique locis mandat . . .’

A3r Bernardus Carthusiensis: Dialogus Virginis Mariae misericordiam elucidans. Incipit: ‘  “[Q]ui elucidant me, uitam eternam habebunt”, Ecci.xxiiii [Sir 24,31]. O verbum iocundissimum omni acceptione dignum . . .’

I6r [Author's colophon, dated 1491.]

I6v ‘Registrum'. [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Leipzig: [Conrad Kachelofen], 1493. 4°.


Collation: A–H6 I8.


ISTC: ib00360000

GW: GW 3902;

Hain: H *2840;

Goff: Goff B‑360;


Proctor: Pr 2863;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑337; Oates 1271-2; Sheppard 2076.

LCN: 14002502


Copy number: B-169(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century German blue paper boards, with leaves edged in red.

Size: 215 × 146 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 135 mm.

Initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in blue or red, and some paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Inscription on A1r: ‘J. O. Katolischer Priester des XIX Jahrhunderts'. Old shelfmark: ‘ . . . 1.Q 27', on label on spine and verso of front endleaf (see B‑170); also a note, probably in the same hand: ‘Paebstlicher Unsinn und ihn unter dem Volke, als unumstoesliche Warheit ausgebreitet, um dasselbe am Narrenseil nach seinen Absichten herum zu fuehren'. Purchased for £0. 8. 6; see Books Purchased (1860), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.56a.

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