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Bod-Inc: B-170

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 . . .’

L4r [Author's colophon, dated 1491.]

L4v ‘Registrum'. [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Leipzig: Melchior Lotter, 1497. 4°.


Collation: A–K6.4 L6.


ISTC: ib00361000

GW: GW 3903;

Hain: H *2841;

Goff: Goff B‑361;

Proctor: Pr 3026;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑338; Sack, Freiburg, 556; Sheppard 2142.

LCN: 14002543


Copy number: B-170(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century German turquoise paper boards.

Size: 190 × 135 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 186 × 120 mm.

Partial rubrication on A1r and A2r only: capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Heavily erased inscription on A1r: ‘Ex libris Canonicorum regul[ ]' Old shelfmark: ‘ . . . 1.Q 27' on label on spine, in the same hand as the note in B‑169. Purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1860), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.56b.

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