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Bod-Inc: E-005

Ebrardus Bethuniensis



Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r ‘Argumentum'. Incipit: ‘[C]um iam pridem ad litteram viri doctissimi Ebrardi Bituniensis . . .’ Explicit: et regnat deus in secula seculorum. Amen

A2r ‘Argumentum metricum'. See E‑004.

A3r ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[C]um post mundi primordialem condictionis originem per longinqua . . .’ Explicit: sed interea ad prologum accedamus

A4r [Metulinus, Johannes Vincentius]: ‘Prohemium'. See E‑004.

A4v Metulinus, Johannes Vincentius: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[H]ic premittit autor operi suo prohemium in quo determinat . . .’ Explicit: capitulorum tabulam inserui

A5v ‘Tabula'. See E‑004.

A5v Ebrardus Bethuniensis: Graecismus. See E‑004.

A6r Metulinus, Johannes Vincentius: [Commentary on Graecismus.] Incipit: ‘Finito prohemio hic actor aggreditur tractatum, et diuiditur . . .’ Explicit: denominationis sumere vocabulum


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, not after 1489]. Folio.


Collation: A10 B8 C–E6 F8 G H6 I8 K L6 M8 N O6 P8 Q R6 S8 T–Z a6 b8 c6 d–f8.


ISTC: ie00012000

GW: GW 9217;

Hain: HC *6526;

Goff: Goff E‑12;

BMC: BMC I 121;

Proctor: Pr 532;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑21; Sack, Freiburg, 1348; Sheppard 421.

LCN: 14866593


Copy number: E-005(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (unidentified, Kyriß workshop no. 167) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; one clasp lost. On both covers triple fillets form an outer border, and also concentric intersecting frames. On the upper cover inside the outer frame, is a repeated foliate staff stamp (Kyriß pl. 335, no. 6); inside the second frame is a floral roll and a cresting roll (Kyriß pl. 335, no. 7), and inside the third frame is a second cresting roll; the inner rectangle is divided by further triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments decorated with a lozenge-shaped foliate stamp and a small cross stamp. On the lower cover inside the outer frame, is a repeated large rosette stamp; inside the second frame is the foliate staff stamp (Kyriß pl. 335, no. 6), and inside the third, the floral roll and the first cresting roll (Kyriß pl. 335, no. 7); the inner rectangle is divided as on the upper cover, and is decorated with the small cross stamp and a lozenge-shaped heart stamp (Kyriß pl. 335, no. 5). Contemporary manuscript label on the upper cover; later labels on spine.

Size: 307 × 210 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 195 mm.

Provenance: Inscription of price on A1r: ‘pro 27 [ ] anno domini 1496'. Augsburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Udalrichus et Afra; book-plate, with the inscription: ‘PP Benedictorum liber et imp. monasterii SS Udalrici et Affrae Augustæ Vindel.'; see Warnecke 81. Polling, diocese of Augsburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, SS. Jacobus, Salvator and S. Crux, for use of Franz Töpsl (1711-1796), prior of Polling; book-plate, with the inscription: ‘Franciscus Præpositus S. Salvatoris Pollingæ anno 1744. Ad bibliothecam ibidem'; see Warnecke 1603. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' on verso of front endleaf, pencil no. ‘5686' on recto of front endleaf. Purchased in 1872 for £2. 2. 0; see Invoice Book (1870-5, Library Records d. 433).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.9b.

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