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Bod-Inc: E-021

Epistola de Miseria Curatorum


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a1v] ‘Epistola de miseria curatorum seu plebanorum'. Incipit: ‘[S]ecurum est semper scriptura teste . . .’


Imprint: [Augsburg: Johann Froschauer, 1495-1500]. 4°.


Collation: [a8]. Leaves [a3-4] are numbered, but not signed.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ie00062000

GW: GW 9365;

Hain: H *6606;

Goff: Goff E‑62;

BMC: BMC II 396;

Proctor: Pr 1843;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑83; Sheppard 1364.

LCN: 14864022


Copy number: E-021(1)

Bound with:
1. Lavacrum conscientiae. [Augsburg: Johann Froschauer, not after 1498] (L‑054).

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 196 × 140 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 126 mm.

Provenance: Oswald Werntz (sixteenth century); on a1r of item 1 the inscription: ‘Osualdj Werntz Canonicj S. Gerdrudis Aug.' Munich, Electoral Library; armorial book-plate on front pastedown, see Warnecke 1375, and Dressler–Schröder 23 and 59, Typ B2. Both items are duplicates from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' on a1r of item 1; ‘Dpl' on [a1r] and ‘1831' on [a8v] of item 2. Sotheby's sale (3 May 1832), lot 439, listing item 1 only; item 1 purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 14, under ‘Lavacrum'; it is uncertain whether item 1 and two were together by 1832; the shelfmark might indicate that item 2 was acquired c.1850.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.15(2).

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