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Bod-Inc: B-440


Diaeta salutis.


Analysis of Content

a2r Bonaventura [pseudo-; Guilelmus de Lanicia]: Diaeta salutis. See B‑437.

r3r ‘Tabula diete salutis'.

t2v Bonaventura [pseudo-; Johannes de Caulibus(?)]: Devota contemplatio, seu meditatio de nativitate domini. [Meditationes vitae Christi, cap. 7.] See B‑418.

t3v Bonaventura [pseudo-]: De resurrectione a peccato ad gratiam. See B‑439.

t7v ‘Tabula tractatus de resurrectione hominis'.


Imprint: Paris: Pierre Le Dru, for Jean Petit, 11 Nov. 1499. 8°.


Collation: a–t8.

Illustrations: One woodcut; one woodcut border; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00882000

GW: GW 4732;

Hain: HC 3532;

Goff: Goff B‑882;

Proctor: Pr 8319;

Others: Hillard 455; Sheppard 6467.

LCN: 13962104, 13962162


Copy number: B-440(1)

Wanting n4.

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) calf, rebacked; triple blind fillets form a border.

Size: 135 × 90 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 130 × 87 mm.

Provenance: John Golihill(?) (sixteenth century); name on t8r: ‘This is John Gotshill(?)'. Robert Portland (sixteenth century); name on t8V: ‘Pro anima Roberti Portland'. John Shelley (sixteenth century); name on t8V. Robert Watts (1683-1726); donated in 1708; inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Donavit R. Watts, Socius Coll. D. Jo. Bapt. Sept. 17. 1708'.

SHELFMARK: 8° N 69 Th.

Copy number: B-440(2)

A variant with J. Petit's device on the title-page.

Binding: Early sixteenth-century English (London: Peter Actors?) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, remains of one clasp; rebacked. On both covers fillets form a frame. In the central rectangle on the upper cover a framed panel (90 × 63 mm) consisting of three vertical stripes, the central one with two entwined dragons, the outer ones with hares within foliage; in the frame lettering ‘PVISQV|E MON DIEV . . . | RE..S SV|S IE SVIS TENV'. In the central rectangle on the lower cover a framed panel (90 × 61 mm) depicting a double-headed eagle; in the frame an oak and acorn border, in the corners a unicorn, a stag and other animals. For a similar binding see Goldschmidt 204-5 and pl. XLI.

Size: 145 × 95 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 137 × 91 mm.

On a1v early English scribbles.

Provenance: Robert Langford (sixteenth century?); on a1v ‘Iste liber pertinet ad Robartin Langford' and ‘Robarte Langforde possessor huius libri verus'. John Lyten (sixteenth century?); on a1v ‘Thys ys John lyten book'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate on the front pastedown; purchased from Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954) in 1934 for £15; accession no. ‘1649'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 10.2.

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