Search Bodleian Incunables:

If your search term consists of multiple words, you can choose how to search:



Bod-Inc: F-084

Formulare Und Deutsch Rhetorica [German]


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Table of contents.] See Ursula Bruckner, ‘Über das Inhaltsverzeichnis in Formulare und deutsch Rhetorica’, in Das Buch als Quelle historischer Forschung, ZfB, Beiheft 89 (Leipzig, 1977), 93-9.

a1r ‘Rethorica'. [Brieflehre.] Incipit: ‘Sag mir, warauß lernet man brieff dichten . . .’ See VL II 794-5; Paul Joachimsohn, ‘Aus der Vorgeschichte des Formulare und deutsch Rhetorica', ZfdA 37 (1893), 24-121; and Stintzing 317-23.

b1r ‘Sinonima rethoricalia'. Incipit: ‘Wir bitten ewer aller wißheyt . . .’

[c1r] [Formulare und deutsch Rhetorica.] [Phrasensammlungen.] Incipit: ‘Hie nach merck von der geystlichen tytteln . . .’

[g1r] [Formulare und deutsch Rhetorica.] [Musterbriefe.] Incipit: ‘Hie nach volgent etlich schen vorreden . . .’


Imprint: [Ulm: Johann Zainer, not before 18 Jan. 1479]. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a8+1 b6 [c–e8 f6+1 g–r8].

Remarks: The single leaf a5 contains part of the text which was erroneously omitted in the first setting.


ISTC: if00243700

GW: GW 10178;

Hain: HC *7258;

Proctor: Pr 2540;

Others: Amelung, Frühdruck, I 48; BSB‑Ink F‑194; Sheppard 1829; Wegener, Zainer, 10.

LCN: 14830753


Copy number: F-084(1)

Gathering b is bound between gatherings [f] and [g]; see GW Amerkung 2.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; remains of two clasps. Early manuscript title at the head of the upper cover. On both covers fillets form a double intersecting frame; within the outer a rectangular stamp with two flowers joined by tendrils; in the corners, large framed round stamps, very worn, with lettering and possibly with signs of the evangelists. The inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. In the compartments, a lozenge-shaped fleuron alternates with a round rosette stamp.

Size: 295 × 205 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 197 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; not found in his sale (1835). The shelfmark may indicate a date of acquisition in the early 1840's, but the item is not found in Catalogus (1843), Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.49.

Go to top of page