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Bod-Inc: B-194

Bernardus Claravallensis



Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[A]ntequam lecturam commenti tam sublimis tanquam profunde indaginis aggredi presumam . . .’

a2r Bernardus Claravallensis [pseudo-]: Floretus (cum commento). Incipit: ‘[N]omine Floretus liber incipit ad bona cetus(!) | Semper erit tutus eius documenta secutus'. See B‑191.

a2v Gerson, Johannes: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]ncipit liber nomine Floretus a beato Bernardo Clareuallis metrice accumulatus ex pluribus sacre scripture voluminibus ad eruditionem vniuscuiusque in fide catholica. In cuius tituli continuatione quattuor tanguntur cause . . .’ The author is here called Jarson.

[con]1r ‘Floreti tabule'.


Imprint: Lyons: Johannes Fabri, 21 June 1494. 4°.

Remarks: Presumably reprinted from GW 4014, according to BMC.


Collation: a–z8 [et] [con]6.


ISTC: ib00396000

GW: GW 4016;

Hain: HC *7183; C 990;

Goff: Goff B‑396;


Proctor: Pr 8626;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑161; Hillard 340; Sheppard 6685.

LCN: 14004758


Copy number: B-194(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; gilt roll on turn-ins; fillets on spine; edges red; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 253 × 175 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 241 × 163 mm.

Early marginal notes.

Provenance: George Dunn (1865-1912); book-label. On rear endleaf, note by Quaritch dated 15 May [19]19. Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, Bart (1870-1937); sale (15-17 Mar. 1948), lot 4584. Purchased in 1948; see BLR 2 (1948), 229.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. F2.1494.1.

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