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Bod-Inc: B-209

Bernardus Claravallensis

Speculum de honestate vitae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Bernardus [Claravallensis, pseudo-; Bernardus Silvestris(?)]: Speculum de honestate vitae. [Also known as Formula honestae vitae.] Incipit: ‘[P]etis a me, fili et frater, quod nunquam et nusquam aliquem a suo prouisore audiui petisse . . .’ PL CLXXXIV 1167-82, but with slightly different incipit. On authorship see Glorieux, Migne, 73-4.

[a4v] Bernardus [Claravallensis, pseudo-]: ‘Octo puncta mediante quibus peruenitur ad perfectionem vite spiritualis'. PL CLXXXIV 1181-6. On authorship see Glorieux, Migne, 74.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1475]. 4°.

Remarks: Dated by CIBN according to the state of the type; GW and Sheppard date [c.1473].


Collation: [a8].


ISTC: ib00442000

GW: GW 4072;

Hain: HC *2901;

Goff: Goff B‑442;

BMC: BMC I 193;

Proctor: Pr 885;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑356; CIBN B‑311; Hillard 349; Oates 390; Sheppard 685-6; Voulliéme, Köln, 238.

LCN: 14005506


Copy number: B-209(1)

Bound with A‑026(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 193 × 135 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a seventeenth-century hand, also found in other items in the volume.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.2(3).

Copy number: B-209(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 214 × 150 × 5 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 145 mm.

Early marginal notes.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; see sale (1835), lot 617. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1836; inscription on front pastedown; sale (1837), lot 71; purchased for £0. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.41.

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