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Bod-Inc: B-350


Onus mundi.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Tortsch, Johann]: Onus mundi. Edited by Wolfgang von Sandizell, printed at the expense of Georg der Reiche, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut. Montag, Birgitta, 252-328, with the Latin and German text, also 180; VL XI 982-4.

[d1v] [Tortsch, Johann(?)]: Festa S. Birgitte. Incipit: ‘[S]ancta Birgitta habet tria festa in anno . . .’

[d1v] ‘Officium missae in natali Sanctae Birgittae'. Incipit: ‘[G]audeamus omnes in domino diem festum celebrantes . . .’ The text of the Office on [d1v], [d2r] line 15 and [d4r] are excerpts from Birger Gregerson, Officium sancte Birgitte, ed. C.-G. Undhagen (Uppsala, 1960), 181-2 and 230-7; the rest is from Nicolaus Hermanni, Rosa rorans. Ett Birgittaofficium, ed. H. Schück (Lund, 1893), 52-3.

[d3v] ‘Oratio bona de Sancta Birgitta'. Incipit: ‘Gaude Birgitta nobilis exorta es mirifice sponso celesti abilis florens ex regno Suecie'; rythmical verse. The prayer is inserted between two parts of the Office, but is not contained in either of the published Offices; see Montag, Birgitta, 162 n. 4.

[e1r] Birgitta: Revelationes. Incipit: ‘[F]ilius loquitur. Si iste uelit me honorare . . .’ Chapters 48, 49, 10, 17, 33, 76, and 80 from book IV of the Revelationes; see Montag, Birgitta, 162 n. 4.

[g1r] [Tortsch, Johann]: ‘Sermo defensionum et probationum ac expositionum'. Incipit: ‘  “[E]xultauit Iesus et spiritu dixit: Confiteor tibi Domine pater celi et terre etc. Luce x."[Lc 10,21] Hic est sciendum quod secundum Originem . . .’ Excerpts from Lucidarius revelationum S. Birgitte; see Montag, Birgitta, 163 and 188-9.

[k5r] [Tortsch, Johann(?)]: ‘Oratio in laudem S. Birgitte'. Incipit: ‘[N]unc autem quia de nunciis Dei ad salutem hominum missis . . .’ See Montag, Birgitta, 163 n. 2.


Imprint: Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1 Oct. 1485. 4°.


Collation: [a–c8 d4 e8 f4 g–i8 k6].

Remarks: GW gives the collation in two parts.


ISTC: ib00675000

GW: GW 4399;

Hain: HC 12012*;

Goff: Goff B‑675;

BMC: BMC IV 106;

Proctor: Pr 3818;

Others: Collijn, Bibliografi, I 46-50; Rhodes 376; Sheppard 3013-14.

LCN: 13984302, 13984361


Copy number: B-350(1)

Blind impression of the register on [d4r]: see GW (Anm.).

Binding: Nineteenth-century German dark blue paper boards, with reinforcing slips cut from a manuscript.

Size: 220 × 155 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 211 × 143 mm.

Three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining of headings; printed paragraph marks marked in red.

Provenance: Acquired between 1835 and 1847; see Catalogus (1843), Appendix, 132.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.42.

Copy number: B-350(2)

Gatherings [a]–[d] only. With the register on [d4r]. The ‘Onus mundi', ‘Festa S. Birgittae' and the selected ‘Revelationes' are, according to GW, often found separately.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf, in each corner Rawlinson's scallop stamp. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. See Oldham, Shrewsbury School Bindings, 104.

Size: 250 × 140 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 131 mm.

Some black underlining, and occasional early marginal notes.

Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725), his note C[ollated] & P[erfect]; sale London, T. Ballard (13 Nov. 1732). Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755)(?); perhaps purchased at his brother's sale. Perhaps bequeathed in 1755.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.20.

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