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Bod-Inc: F-107

Fridolin, Stephan

Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils [German].


Analysis of Content

a2r [Fridolin, Stephan]: Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils. ‘Die vorrede'. Incipit: ‘[I]n der Vorrede uber das Buch des grossen Gotweisen . . .’

a3r [Fridolin, Stephan]: ‘Ein andere vorrede'. Incipit: ‘[A]uss der Mainung des vorgeschriben Spruchs des grossen maisters Hugonis von Sant Victor . . .’

a4v [Fridolin, Stephan]: Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils. Incipit: ‘[D]urch die Genade des gutigen barmhertzigen Gotes . . .’ See P. Seegets, Passionstheologie und Passionsfrömmigkeit im ausgehenden Mittelalter. Der Nürnberger Franziskaner Stephan Fridolin (gest. 1498) zwischen Kloster und Stadt, Spätmittelalter und Reformation Neue Reihe, 10 (Tübingen, 1998), 169-285, 292-312. A reproduction and comment on the woodcuts in Der Schatzbehlater. Ein Andachts-und Erbauungsbuch, ed. R. Bellm, 2 vols (Wiesbaden, 1962). See also G. Pressler, Die Holzschnitte der deutschen Hedwigslegende (Hürtgenwald, 1997), 179-220.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 Nov. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a–z ab–ad6 ae8 A–Z Aa–Gg6 Hh10.

Illustrations: 96 woodcuts by Michael Wolgemut.


ISTC: is00306000

GW: GW 10329;

Hain: HC *14507 = H 6236;

Goff: Goff S‑306;

BMC: BMC II 434;

Proctor: Pr 2070;

Others: BSB‑Ink F‑263; Oates 1018-19; Sack, Freiburg, 1485-6; Schramm XVII p. 9; Schreiber V 5202; Sheppard 1512-13.

LCN: 14829932


Copy number: F-107(1)

Wanting the blank leaf Hh10.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled olive-green morocco; gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 348 × 245 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 335 × 222 mm.

Occasional early ‘nota' marks in brown ink.

On a4v a large Nuremberg initial ‘D' is supplied in brown with pink acanthus decoration on a square gold ground within a segmented frame of red and green, also a floral and foliate border in green, red, blue, and pink and gold dots, with, in the middle, a green shield lettered in gold ‘Ihs | hkb'. Principal initials are supplied in red and blue with brown pen-work decoration; sometimes with a bird in the body of the letter. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, occasionally with brown pen-work decoration; paragraph marks in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Wonnenstein, cant. Appenzell, Switzerland, presumably convent of Capuchin Nuns; inscription in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand on a1v: ‘Gehört dem Closter Wohnnenstein'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate and circular stamp: ‘FD' on a2r. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 262.

Copy number: F-107(2)

Wanting the blank leaf Hh10.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) half calf over pasteboards; red-edged leaves.

Size: 306 × 230 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 121 mm.

Some interlinear and marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text and extracting key words, quotations, and author's names in an early German hand, in brown and red ink.

Principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue. Other initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks and capital strokes in red.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired in the 1840s and 1850s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.22.

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