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Bod-Inc: B-193

Bernardus Claravallensis



Analysis of Content

Aa1v [Prohemium.]

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 proemium huius libri, quod diuiditur in tres partes . . .’ See B‑191.


Imprint: Cologne: [Heinrich Quentell], 1499. 4°.


Collation: Aa–Gg6 Hh4 Ii6.

Illustrations: On A1r a woodcut depicting a nativity scene.


ISTC: ib00395000

GW: GW 4011;

Hain: HC *2917;

Goff: Goff B‑395;

BMC: BMC I 291;

Proctor: Pr 1359;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑164; Oates 780; Schramm VIII p. 24; Schreiber V, 3434; Sack, Freiburg, 569; Sheppard 1045; Voulliéme, Köln, 235.

LCN: 14004720


Copy number: B-193(1)

Wanting the blank leaf Ii6.

Interleaved, with a German translation in rhymed couplets written in a fifteenth-century hand, incipit: ‘Hÿe hebt sich an ein pŮech zehantt, | Das ist von hŮbschen plŮmlein genant . . .', see Henkel, Schultexte, 251.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, one central boss and four corner-pieces on each cover, remains of two metal clasps; rebacked. On both covers fillets form a triple frame. In the central compartment a large round rosette stamp; in the middle frame, stamped scrolls with the inscription ‘MARIA' in capitals; in the outer frame, a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp.

Size: 225 × 150 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 132 mm.

Occasional early interlinear notes.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1845), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.37.

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