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Bod-Inc: B-210

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.] See B‑209.

a3r Bernardus [Claravallensis, pseudo-]: ‘Octo puncta mediante quibus peruenitur ad perfectionem vite spiritualis'. PL CLXXXIV 1181-86. On authorship see Glorieux, Migne, 74.


Imprint: [Rome: Stephan Plannck, c.1497-9]. 4°.

Remarks: Dated by CIBN according to the state of the type; GW dates [c.1490-6], Sheppard [1491-1500]. Pr did not distinguish this edition from GW 4075.


Collation: a6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00446000

GW: GW 4077;

Hain: H *2902;

Goff: Goff B‑446;

Proctor: Pr 3769;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑359; CIBN B‑313; Sheppard 2983.

LCN: 14002495


Copy number: B-210(1)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Burckardus Argentinensis, Ordo missae. Rome: Stephanus Guillireti, 22 Oct. 1509;
2. Bonaventura, De praeparatione ad missam. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, c.1500] (B‑428);
3. Thomas Aquinas, Quaestiones circa confessionem seu Sacramentum poenitentiae. [Rome: Stephan Plannck, c.1495] (T‑193);
5. Nicolaus [de Blony], De sacramentis. Logroño: Arnaldo Guillen, de Brocar, 11 Oct. 1510;
6. (bound within item 5:) Hieronymus Savonarola, In Psalmum XXX (31): Expositio vel Meditatio in psalmum In te domine speravi. [Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, c.1499] (S‑076);
7. Albertus de Ferrariis, De horis canonicis. [Rome: Stephan Plannck, 1491-1500] (F‑018D).

Wanting the blank leaf a6.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 212 × 153 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 141 mm.

Copious marginal notes in all items in Gomes's hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Juan Gomes (sixteenth century); inscription in the lower margin of a1r of item 1 in brown ink: ‘Juan Gomes Madrigal'. John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 28, ‘J. Burkard. Ordo missae'. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4° B 6(4) Th. Seld.

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