Caesarius de Heisterbach
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Caesarius de Heisterbach: Dialogus miraculorum. ‘Prologus'. Caesarius Heisterbacensis, Dialogus miraculorum, ed. Josephus Strange (Cologne, 1851), I 1-4.
[a3v] Caesarius de Heisterbach: Dialogus miraculorum. ed. Josephus Strange, I 5-390 and II 1-364; see Heinz Schreckenberg, Die christlichen Adversus-Judeos-Texte und ihr literarisches und historisches Umfeld (13.-20. Jh.) (Frankfurt am Main, 1994), 107-109. Each distinctio preceded by a table of contents.
[K6r] Caesarius de Heisterbach: [Poem.] Incipit: ‘[M]odicis exigui stilus autorem reticiscens | Ingeror in medium veluti noua verbula spargens | Sicut mitis amor terat aspera, mitius illa | Corrigat ac mores addat nota vera salubres'; 4 hexameters. ed. Strange, II 364.
Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1473.] Folio.
Collation: [a–e10 f g8 h–z A10 B C6 D–H10 I K6].
GW: GW 5880;
Hain: HCR 4230;
Goff: Goff C‑30;
BMC: BMC I 195;
Proctor: Pr 890;
Others: Hillard 544; Oates 393; Sheppard 687-8; Voulliéme, Köln, 300.
Copy number: C-016(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments.
Size: 305 × 220 × 85 mm.
Size of leaf: 289 × 200 mm.
Unread early marginal notes on front pastedown. On rear pastedown an early note: ‘S. Bernardus | De absentibus nil nisi bonum'.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1834; signature on [a1r]; sale (1837), lot 176; purchased in 1837 for £0. 6. 0; see Library Bills (1837-8), no. 30, but it is not found in Books Purchased (1837).
Former Bodleian shelfmark: [Auct.] 6Q 3.22.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.46.
Copy number: C-016(2)
Sheet [D4] is misbound after [D5] and [G2] after [G5].
Binding: Sixteenth-century English (Oxford) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; staple-marks at head of the upper cover; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a frame. Double border formed by a Renaissance roll containing the initials ‘G.K.'; see Gibson, Oxford Bindings, 32, roll no. XII and Oldham, English Blind-Stamped Bindings, pl. LI, no. 857. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 280 × 213 × 65 mm.
Size of leaf: 257 × 190 mm.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.
Provenance: Possibly the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register I 69, given in 1603 by Sir Richard Fermor (†1643) ‘Caes. Cisterciensis Monachus in Dialogum miraculorum.4.'; not found in James, Catalogus (1605) or (1620); possibly the copy listed in Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 124, with the shelfmark C 18. 11 Th.; H 5. 10 Th., as found in the book, occurs for the first time in Fysher, Catalogus, (1738), I 218.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: H 5. 10 Th.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.17.
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