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Bod-Inc: C-406


Compendium octo partium orationis.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Compendium octo partium orationum'.

a2r ‘Opusculum quintuparti[t]um grammaticale pro pueris in lingua latina breuiter erudiendis'.

a2r Compendium octo partium orationis. Incipit: ‘[D]ominus que pars est? Nomen . . .’

n8r [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Scintilla in flammas, in flumina crescere riuus'; 11 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Basel: Michael Furter, [c.1495]. 4°.


Collation: a–k8.4 l8 m6 n8.

Illustrations: On a1r a woodcut depicting the Christ child surrounded by the symbols of the evangelists. Woodcut initials. Accipies woodcut on a1v: see Schreiber–Heitz 65.


ISTC: ic00794000

GW: GW 10999;

Hain: R, Supplement, 49;

Goff: Goff C‑794;

Proctor: Pr 7746;

Others: Sack, Freiburg, 1580; Schramm XXII p. 24 and 44; Schreiber V 3773; Sheppard 2515.

LCN: 14420656


Copy number: C-406(1)

Binding: Contemporary German wooden boards, rebacked in the nineteenth century with dark brown morocco; remains of metal clasp. Two parchment fragments containing part of a twelfth-century manuscript gospel of St Mark in a south German translation were formerly used as reinforcing strips and are now MS. Germ. b. 3, fol. 15. Other fragments from the same codex are preserved as Munich, Bavarian State Library, Cgm 5250 and Vienna, ÖNB, Suppl. 2559 (9) ser. nov. 249. Formerly bound with fols 2 and 4 of Antonius Gratia Dei, Abbas Admontensis, Epistola ad praelatos et proceres regni Hungariae. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, after 1 June 1489] (G‑174).

Size: 223 × 153 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 147 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes in red and brown ink, extracting key words.

The two woodcuts and initial D traced with red ink.

Provenance: On a1r an inscription: ‘Parochiae P[ ]ensis'. Purchased for 20 Marks from Albert Cohn, Catalogue 162 no. 382; see Library Bills, 27 Dec. 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.4.

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