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Bod-Inc: B-345C

Bindus de Senis

Aureum Bibliae Repertorium sive Aurea Biblia.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [List of chapters.]

[a1r] Rampegollis, Antonius de: [Prologue to the Compendium Morale sive Figurae Bibliae, addressed to] members of the congregation of his order in Naples (OESA, S. Giovanni a Carbonara). ‘Liber manualis ac introductorius in Biblie historias figurasque Ueteris ac Noui Testamenti peroptimus, Aurea Biblia uocitatus'. Incipit: ‘[R]eligiosis atque honestis uiris in Christo dilectis fratribus studentibus Neapolim(!) conuentus fratrum heremitarum ordinis sancti Augustini, frater Antonius Ampigollus(!) . . .’ See B‑345A.

[a1v] [Bindus Guerrius de Senis: Aureum Bibliae Repertorium sive Aurea Biblia.] ‘De Abstinentia. Capitulum primum. Abstinentia est meriti augmentatiua, sapientie acquisitiua, religiositatis ostensiua . . .’ Incipit: ‘[A]bstinentia primo est meriti augmentatiua, auget enim merita et virtutes. Ideo voluit dominus parentes nostros . . .’ See B‑345A. The title ‘Aurea Biblia' is recorded in the explicit on [p7r].


Imprint: Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1476. Folio.


Collation: [*8 **6 a b10 c8 d–o10 p8].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ir00014000

Hain: H 13682;

Goff: Goff R‑14;

BMC: BMC II 524;

Proctor: Pr 2512;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑522; CIBN 3013; Oates 1156-7; Sheppard 1804.

LCN: 14460197


Copy number: B-345C(1)

Wanting the leaf [a5] and the blank leaf [p8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with brown cloth over pasteboards; bound for the Bodleian Library; manuscript title along the lower edge; remains of a parchment index tab on [a1].

Size: 299 × 222 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 197 mm.

From the inscription in the contemporary hand (on the recto of the front endleaf) the book appears to have been originally bound with a copy of Thomas Aquinas, Compendium Theologicae Veritatis.

A few marginal notes in a contemporary hand, correcting the text and supplying one pointing hand. ‘ccc l folia' in the hand of Johannes Bresslauer on recto of front endleaf.

Some initials coloured, and capital strokes and underlining of headings supplied in red.

Provenance: Johannes Bresslauer (fl. 1489); ‘Ego Johannes Presslawer percepi hūc librum ab honorabili d[omino] Jeorgio Hagnawer | item pl[e]bano S[ancti] Sp[iritu]s [ ] ocasion[e] ex e[cc]lesie suae alt[ ]e ɂa[ ]lū is anno 1489 | Sibi librum de uita Xpisti' on recto of front endleaf. ‘ccc l folia' in the hand of Johannes Bresslauer on the same page would seem to indicate that the book was formerly bound with another item (the Vita Christi mentioned in Bresslauer's inscription). Munich, Franciscan Observants, S. Antonius de Padua; ‘Monachij ad P.P. Franciscanos pro bibl.' in a seventeenth-century German hand on [*1r]; shelfmark ‘M.5' on the recto of the front endleaf. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum No. 1736 n.1' and ‘69' in pencil on [*1r]; ‘Inc. typ. Monast. 1736', ‘89' and ‘69' on front endleaf. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.33.

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