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Bod-Inc: B-183

Bernardus Claravallensis

Sermones super Cantica canticorum (ed. Gregorius Britannicus).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Johannes de Ripa?]: Incipit: ‘Serue Dei, Bernarde, meis ne desere ceptis, | Quem precibus sacris deuotum nomine dicunt'; 8 hexameters; l. 6 is ‘Gregorio fratri nato de stirpe Britanna'.

[*1v] ‘Tabula rubricarum super expositionem in canticis canticorum'.

a1r Bernardus Claravallensis: Sermones super Cantica canticorum. ‘Expositio . . . in canticis canticorum Salamonis'.’ [Stated to be edited by Gregorius Britannicus.] See B‑182.


Imprint: Brescia: Angelus Britannicus, 28 Jan. 1500. 4° & 8°.

Remarks: According to GW, re-edited from the 1482 edition (H 2857) by Gregorius Britannicus (Goff).


Collation: [*2] a–s8 t4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00431000

GW: GW 3938;

Hain: HR 2860;

Goff: Goff B‑431;


Proctor: Pr 7002;

Others: Sheppard 5798.

LCN: 14005474


Copy number: B-183(1)

Bound with:
2. Gregorius I, Pont. Max., Commentum super Cantica canticorum. Salamanca: Juan Giesser, de Seligenstat, 5 May 1508.

Binding: Contemporary French (Parisian?, judging from former pastedowns, now Inc. c. F97.2; see M‑158) blind-tooled calf, two clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers a frame formed by a floral roll; on the inner rectangle a different floral roll is impressed in four vertical stripes.

Size: 192 × 140 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 135 mm.

Former pastedowns now bound as Inc. c. F97.2 (see A‑355, B‑450, and C‑031).

Beginnings of two Latin prayers on the rear endleaf.

Provenance: Cambrai, Hainault, Brothers of the Common Life, or of S. Hieronimus; on [*1r] partly deleted inscription ‘Pertinet fratribus sancti Hieronymi domus Cameracen[sis] quem fratri christiano dedit et misit ex Louanio anno 1515 prima Junii dominus Rolandus Sterlant'. Cambrai, Hainault, Discalced Carmelites; on front endleaf deleted inscription ‘Ex libris conuentus Cameracensis Carm[elitarum] Discalcita[ ]'; on [*1r] a partly deleted inscription ‘Carmelitarum Discal[ ] con[ven]tus [Cameracensis]'. Sheppard records that this item was purchased in 1957.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I22.1500.1(1).

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