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Bod-Inc: B-446


Meditationes vitae Christi [Italian] Le deuote meditatione sopra la passione del nostro signore.


Analysis of Content

a2r Bonaventura [pseudo-; Johannes de Caulibus(?)]: Meditationes vitae Christi [Italian]. ‘Le deuote meditatione sopra la passione del nostro signore'. Incipit: ‘[A]propinquando se il termine . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . ritorno al sanctissimo corpo nel sepulchro.’

e8r [Sonnet.] Incipit: ‘Se alcuna pieta, o lector, ti moui'.


Imprint: Venice: Hieronymus de Sanctis and Cornelio, 1487. 4°.


Collation: a–e8.

Illustrations: 11 full-page woodcuts; woodcut border on a2r; woodcut initials; the design of the woodcuts are ascribed to Cristoforo Cortese; see C. Huter, ‘Cristoforo Cortese in the Bodleian Library', Apollo (Jan. 1980), 10-17, at 16 with references to earlier literature.


ISTC: ib00922000

GW: GW 4795;

Hain: R 843;

Goff: Goff B‑922;

BMC: BMC V 461;

Proctor: Pr 5180;

Others: Essling 404; Sander 1172; Sheppard 4277.

LCN: 13911960


Copy number: B-446(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian(?) quarter green morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 217 × 160 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 149 mm.

A few early marginal notes.

The first two woodcuts are partly coloured and decorated with gold.

Provenance: Giuseppe Storck (1766-1836); inscription on a1r: ‘G. Storck a Milano 1802'. Sheppard records that this item was purchased in 1842, but it has not been identified in Books Purchased.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Mason FF 461.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.32.

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