Analysis of Content
a2v [Guilelmus, Abbas Sancti Theoderici: Sancti Bernardi vita prima, liber I, cap. XI:] ‘Miraculum de prima epistola'. See B‑174.
a3r Bernardus Claravallensis: Epistolae. See B‑174. 309 letters, here erroneously counted as 310.
n4v Bernardus Claravallensis: ‘Lectio prima'. See B‑174.
n5r Bernardus Claravallensis: [Sermo primus in natali sancti Victoris.] ‘Lectio secunda'. See B‑174.
n5v Bernardus Claravallensis: Sermo secundus [in natali sancti Victoris]. ‘Lectio quinta'. See B‑174.
n7r ‘Tabula epistolarum'.
Imprint: Paris: [Georg Wolf], 30 May 1494. 4°.
Remarks: On the ascription to Wolf see BMC and CIBN; Sheppard, however, points out that it is impossible to say whether Wolf and Johann Philippi together or either alone was responsible; CIBN assigns to [Georg Wolf] alone, GW to [Pierre Levet].
Collation: a–m8 n10.
GW: GW 3925;
Hain: HC 2874;
Goff: Goff B‑385;
BMC: BMC VIII 148;
Proctor: Pr 8299;
Others: CIBN B‑261; Hillard 329; Oates 2991; Rhodes 322; Sack, Freiburg, 564; Sheppard 6369.
Copy number: B-175(1)
1. Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus, Historia ecclesiastica tripartita. [Paris]: Georg Wolf, [c.1492] (C‑107(2)).
Binding: Eighteenth-century English half calf over faded marbled pasteboards.
Size: 237 × 173 × 32 mm.
Size of leaf: 227 × 165 mm.
Early marginal notes, some in Greek, in various hands. On n9v and n10r/v references to various passages in the Epistolae added in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.
On a2v a four-line (French?) ‘F' and, on a3r a seven-line (French?) ‘S' are supplied in gold with red and blue infill within a red and blue frame, highlighting in white; the same style as in item 1. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: John Estmond (fifteenthth/sixteenth century); ‘Joannis Estmondi'; inscription on a1r of item 1, followed by a note in Greek:‘ ἡμω̂ν τὸ πολίτευμα ἐν οὐρανοι̂ς ὑπάρχει ’. Richard Farmer (1735-1797); inscription on front pastedown; not found in his sale catalogue. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 138(2).
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