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Bod-Inc: C-426

Conrad von Megenberg

Buch der Natur [German].


Analysis of Content

[a3r] ‘Das Register'.

[a5r] [Note on the text.] Das Buch der Natur von Konrad von Megenberg. Die erste Naturgeschichte in deutscher Sprache, ed. Franz Pfeiffer (Stuttgart, 1861), 494. In the note, Megenberg is described as translator of the text from Latin.

[a5r] Conrad von Megenberg: Buch der Natur. Das Buch der Natur, ed. Pfeiffer, 3-494; modern German edn: H. Schulz, Conrad von Megenberg, Das Buch der Natur (Greifswald, 1897); Walter Buckl, Megenberg aus zweiter Hand. Überlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien zur Redaktion B des »Buches von den natürlichen Dingen«, Germanistische Texte und Studien, 42 (Hildesheim, 1993). See also VL V 221-36, at 231-4 no. 25.


Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 20 Aug. 1481. Folio.


Collation: [a–i10 k l12 m–t10].

Illustrations: 12 woodcuts; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ic00844000

GW: Not in GW;

Hain: HC *4043;

Goff: Goff C‑844;

BMC: BMC II 336;

Proctor: Pr 1626;

Others: Schramm III p. 26; Schreiber V, 3780; Sheppard 1203.

LCN: 14426088


Copy number: C-426(1)

Wanting sheet [n4.7], the place of which is taken by a duplicate of sheet [n5.6]. Wanting the blank leaves [a1, 2] and [t10].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 300 × 210 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 194 mm.

Early marginal notes in various hands.

Some woodcuts partly coloured in red, green, and blue. Occasional red underlining.

Provenance: Theodor Georg von Karajan (1810-1873); on the front endleaf an inscription dated [1]841. Purchased in 1887 for 150 Marks (£6. 15. 0) from Albert Cohn, Catalogue 184, no. 146 from the donation of £100 from a member of All Souls' College (Sir William Reynell Anson (1843-1914)); see Library Bills, 7 Oct. 1887.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.28.

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