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Bod-Inc: B-192A

Bernardus Claravallensis



Analysis of Content

Aa1r [Title-page.]

Aa1v ‘Prohemium Folreti(!)'.

Aa2r Bernardus [Claravallensis pseudo-]: Floretus (cum commento). Incipit: ‘[N]omine Floretus liber incipit ad bona ceptus | Semper erit tutus eius documenta secutus'. See B‑191.

Aa2r [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]stud est prohemium huius libri, quod diuiditur in tres partes . . .’ See B‑191.


Imprint: [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1494]. 4°.


Collation: Aa–Gg6 Hh4 Ii6.

Illustrations: ‘Accipies' woodcut on Aa1r; see Schreiber–Heitz no. 18.


ISTC: ib00394000

GW: GW 4007;

Hain: HC *2914;

Goff: Goff B‑394;

BMC: BMC I 293;

Proctor: Pr 1418;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑162; CIBN B‑289; Sack, Freiburg, 567; Schramm VIII p. 22; Schreiber V 3433; Voulliéme, Köln, 234.

LCN: 13409881


Copy number: B-192A(1)

Bound with:
2. Passio S. Meynradi. Basel: Michael Furter, 20 Sept. 1496 (M‑213(2)).

Wanting Ff6 and the blank leaf Ii6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) blue paper boards. Scar of an index tab on a1 of item 2. Remains of a paper label covering label in red and gilt at the head of the spine.

Size: 203 × 142 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 138  mm.

Notes in German in an eighteenth-century hand(?) on the back endleaf of item 2; see M‑213.

Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834. This item was stolen from the Bodleian by Bruno Pagano (b. c.1942), using the name ‘C. B. Poli' on 12 June 1978, and was recovered on 14 Sept. 1978. The valuation ‘£3200' was pencilled in on the front pastedown by the thief. The ink-written shelfmark ‘Douce 92' has been bleached from inside the upper cover, as have the impressions of the circular Douce stamp from both the title-leaves; the paper shelf number has also been almost completely removed from the foot of the spine. The site of the Douce book-plate has been covered up by pasting over it a copy of the anonymous [Trotter] book-plate, which does not belong here. Now restamped; a new Douce book-plate has been inserted.

SHELFMARK: Douce 92(1).

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