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Bod-Inc: D-004


Somniale Danielis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Danielis somniorum expositoris veridici libellus'. Incipit: ‘Ego sum Daniel propheta vnus de Israhelitis . . . Aerem serenum videre lucrum significat . . .’ See Maurice Hélin, La Clef des songes. Fac-similés, notes et liste des éditions incunables, Documents scientifiques du XVe siècle, 2 (Paris, 1925), 91 no. 1. The version found here differs from those edited by Lawrence Martin, Somniale Danielis: An Edition of A Medieval Latin Dream Interpretation Handbook, Lateinische Sprache und Literatur des Mittelalters, 10 (Frankfurt am Main, 1981), and Jutta Grub, Das lateinische Traumbuch im Cod. Upsaliensis C 664, Lateinische Sprache und Literatur des Mittelalters, 19 (Frankfurt am Main, 1984); see VL IX 1014-28.

[a8r] [A work on sortilege based on the Psalter, sometimes known as Somniale Joseph.] Incipit: ‘Si vis scire quid somnium significet, aperi psalterium . . . A. p[rosperi]tatem [et] dilectationem significat. B. victoriam in bello . . .’ Different from the three versions published by Anton E. Schönbach, ‘Bedeutung der Buchstaben', Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum, 34 (1890), 1-6.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, c.1478]. 4°.


Collation: [a8].


ISTC: id00006200

GW: GW 7909;

Hain: H 5923;

Proctor: Pr 281;

Others: Sheppard 206.

LCN: 14816649


Copy number: D-004(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 214 × 155 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 145 mm.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' and no. ‘1150' on [a1r]. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.89.

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