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Bod-Inc: B-345E

Bindus de Senis

Aureum Bibliae Repertorium sive Aurea Biblia.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r 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). ‘In figurarum Biblie fructuosum et vtile compendium quod et aureum alias Biblie Reportorium'. Incipit: ‘[R]eligiosis atque honestis viris in Christo dilectis fratribus Neapolim(!) conuentus ordinis fratrum heremitarum sancti Augustini, frater Anthonius Rampigollis . . .’ See B‑345A.

a2v ‘Tabula in Reportorium Biblie Aureum'.

a4r [Bindus Guerrius de Senis]: Aureum Bibliae Repertorium [sive Aurea Biblia]. ‘Figurarum Biblie fructuosum et utile compendium.’ Incipit: ‘De abstinentia et ieiunio. Meriti augmentatiua . . . [A]bstinentia est primo meriti augmentatiua, auget enim merita et virtutes. Ideo voluit dominus ne Adam et Euam parentes nostros . . .’ See B‑345A. The title ‘Aureum Reportorium Bibliae' is recorded in the explicit on y5v.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen, c.1487]. 4°.

Remarks: Pr assigns to [Strasbourg: Printer of Vitas Patrum].


Collation: a–t8 v x4 y8.


ISTC: ir00018500

Hain: C 5025;

Proctor: Pr 434;

Others: CIBN R‑14; Sheppard 953; Voullième, Köln, 1001.

LCN: 14457539


Copy number: B-345E(1)

Bound with:
1. Poeniteas cito. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 28 Jan. 1486 (P‑397);
2. Guido de Monte Rochen, Manipulus curatorum. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 1483-5] (G‑277).

Wanting the blank leaves y6-8.

Binding: Contemporary English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with a metal catch at the centre of the edge of the lower cover; remains of a clasp hinged from the upper cover; formerly chained in two places: staple-marks of a hasp at both the head and the tail of the upper cover. On the upper cover double fillets form an intersecting frame; in the outer border are circular fire-wheel stamps, the inner rectangle divided by diagonal double fillets into four triangular compartments, each with a lozenge-shaped floral stamp. On the lower cover double fillets form an intersecting double frame; in the outer border are lozenge-shaped eagle stamps, and the fire-wheel and floral stamps; within the outer frame are square stag stamps; the inner rectangle has square mythical beast stamps; see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. XI, no. 91 and 97. At the head and tail of the spine is a rope-type decoration. Title along the fore-edge: ‘Reportorium biblie'. Strips of thirteenth/fourteenth-century manuscript parchment, written in an English hand, used in the binding, partly visible.

Size: 220 × 154 × 68 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 148 mm.

Marginal notes at the beginning of the book in a sixteenth-century hand, supplying brackets, underlining, pointing hands, asterisks and some section numbers; the same hand probably in all three items; the same curly brackets used as nota marks in items 2 and 3.

Provenance: Acquired by 1620: see James, Catalogus (1620), 311.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: C 4. 13 Th., as in James.

SHELFMARK: C 4.13(3) Linc.

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