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Bod-Inc: B-175

Bernardus Claravallensis



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.

n6v [Colophon.]

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.


ISTC: ib00385000

GW: GW 3925;

Hain: HC 2874;

Goff: Goff B‑385;


Proctor: Pr 8299;

Others: CIBN B‑261; Hillard 329; Oates 2991; Rhodes 322; Sack, Freiburg, 564; Sheppard 6369.

LCN: 14004721


Copy number: B-175(1)

Bound with:
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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