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Bod-Inc: C-193

Chronicles: Brabant

Cronike van Brabant [Dutch].


Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Die tafele vanden eersten deele'.

a2v ‘Prologus oft voorsprake'. Incipit: ‘[W]ant hystorie (als Cicero seyt) es een ghetughe der tijden . . .’

a3v Cronike van Brabant [Dutch. Also known as Die alder excellenste cronyke van Brabant.] Incipit: ‘Hier beghint den yersten boeck . . . [I]nt boeck vanden proprieteyten der dinghen . . .’ Traditionally this has regarded as a translation of the Catalogus et cronica principum et comitum Flandriae; see August Potthast, Bibliotheca historica medii aevi (Berlin, 1896), I 207, 306; however, it is actually a Brabantine chronicle (ex informatione Jaap Tigelaar).

dd4r [Colophon.


Imprint: Antwerp: Roland van den Dorpe, 28 Feb. ‘1497' [1498]. Folio.

Remarks: The date is traditionally taken to be 1497, as stated in the colophon; however, in Brabant the year began at Easter until 1576 (ex informatione Jaap Tigelaar).


Collation: a–g6 h4 A6 B4 [C2+2+2+2+2+2] D–R RR rrr S–Y aa–cc6 dd4.

Illustrations: 96 woodcuts.


ISTC: ic00475000

GW: GW 6667;

Hain: HC 5004;

Goff: Goff C‑475;

Proctor: Pr 9459;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. lxxiv, no. 456; Boekdrukkunst (1973), 230; Campbell 508; HPT II 393; ILC 558; Oates 4001; Sheppard 7257.

LCN: 13912653


Copy number: C-193(1)

Wanting the title-leaf a1 and a2, h4, B4 and dd3.

Leaf a5 bound before D1. Gathering C (containing the genealogical tables) comes from a copy of the second edition (Antwerp: Jan van Doesborch, 1512); ex informatione Jaap Tigelaar.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; marbled pastedowns; the spine gold-tooled; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 250 × 190 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 241 × 175 mm.

Initials are supplied in red; red capital strokes.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 4. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 243, ‘Books purchased by the Librarian', item 5, and Books Purchased (1831), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.13.

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