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Bod-Inc: F-101

Franciscus de Retza

De generatione Christi, sive Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis BVM [Latin and German].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Defensorium inuiolate perpetueque virginitatis castissime dei genitricis Marie'.

a1r [Retza, Franciscus de: Introduction.] Incipit: ‘In quo adducuntur .xlvi. naturalia et mirabilia exempla . . .’

a2r [Retza, Franciscus de]: De generatione Christi, sive Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis BVM. Incipit: ‘Hanc plena gracia salutare mente serena. Gaude Maria virgo cunctas hereses sola interemisti . . .’ See F‑100.


Imprint: [Basel: Lienhart Ysenhut, c.1489-1500]. 4°.


Collation: a–c8 d6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00153000

GW: GW 10275;

Hain: HC *6086;

Goff: Goff R‑153;


Proctor: Pr 7717;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑253; Sack, Freiburg, 1479; Schramm XXII p. 42; Schreiber V 4047; Sheppard 2508.

LCN: 14829968


Copy number: F-101(1)

Binding: Early nineteenth-century half calf with thick brown paper pasteboards; the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 220 × 160 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 135 mm.

The woodcut on b8v partially coloured.

Provenance: The structure of the binding, very close to F‑100, from the Capuchins of Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, may suggest the same early provenance. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 133.

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