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Bod-Inc: B-177

Bernardus Claravallensis



Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Guilelmus de Sancto Martino Tornacensi]: ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[C]um enim non essem alicuius(!) exercicio magno opere occupatus . . .’ On authorship see Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 1731/1 (+ supplement) and also Glorieux, Répertoire, I 130-1.

[a2v] Bernardus [Claravallensis]: Flores. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid est Deus? Qui est? Merito quidem nil competencius eternitati . . .’

[r1r] Bernardus Claravallensis: ‘Capitula subsequencia sunt de quibusdam sentenciis venerabilis patris beate Bernhardi, in quibus continentur verba quedam melliflua de beata Dei genitrice Maria'. Incipit: ‘[N]on est, quod me delectet magis . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 1731,2.

[r4r] [Guilelmus de Sancto Martino Tornacensi]: ‘Versus'. Incipit: ‘Fragrat Bernhardus sacer in dictis quasi nardus | E quibus hic tractus liber est in scripta redactus'; 2 leonine hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 6829.

[s1r] ‘Capitula'.


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, not after 1470]. Folio.


Collation: [a b10 c8 d6 e–i10 k8 l6 m–q10 r6 s8].


ISTC: ib00388000

GW: GW 3928;

Hain: H *2925;

Goff: Goff B‑388;

BMC: BMC II 403;

Proctor: Pr 1949;

Others: Sheppard 1383.

LCN: 13931524


Copy number: B-177(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [l6], [r5-6] and [s5-8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century German half calf.

Size: 337 × 245 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 327 × 227 mm.

On [a2r] a five-line initial is supplied in gold with pen-work infill in red and yellow and some pen-flourishing. Some principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with pen-flourishing. Running headings, initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Lübeck, Stadtbibliothek; stamp and duplicate stamp. Purchased in 1864 for £0. 12. 0; see Invoice Book (1862-4, Library Records d. 430).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.68.

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