Analysis of Content
[a1r] ‘Copia bulle, seu sententie diffinitiue sacri generalis concilii Basiliensis vniuersalem ecclesiam representantis de sanctissima conceptione gloriossime dei genitricis virginis Marie ab originali peccato'. Incipit: ‘[S]acrosancte synodus Basiliensis . . . Elucidantibus diuine gratie misteria . . .’ Mansi, Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio, vol. 29, 182D‑183D; Monumenta Conciliorum Generalium seculi decimi quinti, vol. 3 (Vienna and Basel, 1886-1932), 364-5. On the dogma of the immaculate conception decreed by the Council of Basel, see Helmrath, Das Basler Konzil, 383-94. Dated Basel 1439.
[a3r] Anselmus, S. [pseudo-]: Epistola de sancta conceptione virginis celebranda. PL CLIX 319-24.
Imprint: [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c.1478]. 4°.
GW: GW 10841 (II);
Hain: C 1763;
Goff: Goff G‑217;
BMC: BMC I 254;
Proctor: Pr 1219;
Others: Oates 697; Sheppard 919; Voulliéme, Köln, 347.
Copy number: C-411(1)
Bound with A‑026(2); see there for details of binding.
Size of leaf: 190 × 130 mm.
Provenance: Bamberg, Bavaria, Franciscans, S. Anna. In Douce's copy of A Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, Consigned from Abroad Containing Specimens of Most of the Early Printers; in the Finest Preservation and in the Original Monastic Bindings (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 15 June 1799), lot 16, a lot consisting of items 1 and 2 in this volume, is marked with a ‘d', for Douce, the price £0. 3. 6 given in Sotheby's annotated copy. Francis Douce (1757-1834). The Catalogue has the manuscript annotation in Douce's hand ‘from a monastery in Bamberg'. While item 2 is often found with Johannes Gerson, De conceptione Virginis Mariae sermo (Voulliéme, Köln, 474), treated as one edition by GW, the Bodleian copy was originally bound with another Cologne edition of the same text, G‑099, as it still is.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration; red capital strokes and underlining.
SHELFMARK: Douce 55(2).
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