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Bod-Inc: B-499

Brack, Wenceslaus

Vocabularius rerum.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] [Table of contents.]

a1r Brack, Wenceslaus: Vocabularius rerum. Incipit: ‘[W]enceslaus Brack artium professor et examinator . . .’ See VL I 983.

h2v Isidorus Hispalensis: ‘Ethimologie nominum quorundam'. Isid. Orig. 10.

i2r [Brack, Wenceslaus]: ‘De verbis paruula positio ob tabule paruitatem'. Incipit: ‘Abalieno as empfrembden . . .’

k1v Brack, Wenceslaus: [De modo epistolandi.] Dedicated to Johannes Lantz prepositus in Hoffen. Incipit: ‘Si iuuat alta recolere mente . . .’

p1r Hugo [de Sancto Victore]: Didascalicon. Hugo de Sancto Victore, Didascalicon, ed. Charles Henry Buttimer, Catholic University of America, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Latin, 10 (Washington, DC, 1939), 1-133.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Anton Sorg], 14 Sept. 1487. 4°.


Collation: [*4] a–n8 o4 p–x8.


ISTC: ib01062000

GW: GW 4988;

Hain: H *3703;

Goff: Goff B‑1062;

BMC: BMC II 352;

Proctor: Pr 1702;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑795; Sheppard 1252.

LCN: 13912613


Copy number: B-499(1)

Probably formerly bound with:
2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De proprietatibus terminorum. Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1488 (GW 7027), but not with the Bodleian copy (Auct. O inf. 1.64).

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 154) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, five bosses on the upper cover, four bosses on the lower cover, and two clasps lost. Book-label at the head of the upper cover. On both covers fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by diagonal fillets into four triangular compartments. In the compartments a rosette with fillets emanating from it; along the diagonal fillets, headed-outline tools. For the stamps see Kyriß pl. 309, nos 1, 11. Title on lower edge. Manuscript fragments used as reinforcing strips. Printed Tegernsee shelfmark-label ‘L.68.2°' on the upper cover. Printed label with no. ‘255' on spine.

Size: 210 × 140 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 135 mm.

On [*1r] a manuscript list of contents in the hand of Ambrosius Schwerzenbeck, librarian of Tegernsee (fl. 1483/4-1494): ‘Contenta huius libri: Vocabularium Archonium. Tractatus de modo epistolandi Benczeslai Brack. Libri Hugonis de sancto Victore in Dydascolicon. Liber Cyceronis de proprietatibus terminorum quo ad d[ifferenti]as in modo significandi' (last item extracted). ‘No. 34' written on the front pastedown.

Principal initials are supplied in red with pen-flourishing; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Wolfgangus Foerster (fifteenth century); name on [*1r] in red, crossed out. Heinrich Küntzner (†1544); given by him to Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; on [*1r] note by Schwerzenbeck: ‘Hunc librum obtulit Deo et sancto Quirino martyri Patrono nostro in Tegernsee frater Heinricus Künczner de Kophstaÿn Hic professus Anno domini 1491 in die Ascensionis domini'. ‘Duplum quorum I et II' on front pastedown. No. ‘5052' on [*1r]. Purchased from Albert Cohn, Catalogue 160, no. 419, for 12 Marks; see Library Bills, 26 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.43.

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