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Cassianus, Johannes

De institutis coenobiorum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Auctor quis ac qualis fuerit, quos libros ad quos et de quibus scripserit . . .’

[*2r] ‘Tabula alphabetica'.

[*10v] [Metrical summary of contents.] Incipit: ‘Quos opus hoc libros teneat cognoscere si vis | Et quid quisque tonet(i.e.tenet) subscriptos perlege versus | Cesaris imperio famuletur Rhomulus orbis | Et paribus studiis sub materialibus armis'; hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 16374 and 2305.

A1r Cassianus, Johannes: De institutis coenobiorum. Johannes Cassianus, De instituta cœnobiorum . . ., ed. Michael Petschenig, CSEL 17 (Vienna and Leipzig, 1888), 3-231; PL XLIX 53-476. See CPL 513.

a1r Cassianus, Johannes: Collationes patrum XXIV. ed. Petschenig, CSEL 13; PL XLIX 477-1328. See CPL 512.


Imprint: Basel: [Johann Amerbach, after 24 Sept.] 1485. Folio.


Collation: Part I: [*10] A B8 C–F6.8 G8; part II: a b8 c–e6 f8 g6 h i8 k6 l8 m6 n–t8 v6.

Illustrations: One woodcut: see Schramm XXI pl. 585.


ISTC: ic00233000

GW: GW 6160;

Hain: HC *4562;

Goff: Goff C‑233;


Proctor: Pr 7567;

Others: Oates 2771; Rhodes 516; Sack, Freiburg, 943; Schramm XXI p. 26 and pl. 585; Schreiber V 3676; Sheppard 2417.


Copy number: C-102(1)

Sheets f2.7 and f3.6 have changed places in binding.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; rebacked. On each cover, triple fillets form concentric frames. The inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, with a small rosette stamp at each intersection of the fillets. Title across fore-edge.

Size: 322 × 230 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 312 × 210 mm.

Pastedowns are leaves from Anton Koberger's edition of Rainerius de Pisis, Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 Feb. 1477) (R‑004(4)).

On [*2r] an eight-line initial ‘A' and on a1v a seven-line initial`C', are both supplied in blue with reserved white and red decoration. Other initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Hugo de Assendelft (fifteenth century); inscription on lower pastedown: ‘V[indicat?] ut suus Hugo de Assendelft Hagensis partium Holland. Canonicus'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘W.h.10' (‘W.g.5' heavily cancelled): see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 41 no. 24; sale, pt I, lot 3412. Purchased for £1. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 1.31.

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