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Visio Fulberti.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Visio Fulberti. [Also known as Visio Philiberti.] ‘Visio lamentabilis deuoti cuiusdam heremite infrascripti super lugubri disceptacione anime contra corpus'. Edélestand du Méril, Poésies populaires latines antérieures au douzième siècle (Paris, 1843), 217-30. Theodor Georg von Karajan, Frühlingsgabe für Freunde älterer Literatur (Vienna, 1839), 85-164 [version A]. Sometimes attributed to Robertus Grosseteste, Walter Mapes, or Bernardus Claravallensis, see H. Walther, Das Streitgedicht in der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters (München, 1920) 63-74 and 211-14; Peter Dinzelbacher, Vision und Visionsliteratur im Mittelalter (Stuttgart, 1981) and Peter Dinzelbacher, Mittelalterliche Visionsliteratur. Eine Anthologie (Darmstadt, 1989); VL X 412-8.

[b3v] ‘Querimonia super fragili statu huius saeculi'. Incipit: ‘[E]cce mundus moritur viciis sepultus'. AH XXXIII 264-5; Walther, Initia, 5114; Chevalier, Rep. hymn. 25912; see S. H. Thomson, The Writings of Robert Grosseteste (Cambridge, 1940), 247-8, rejecting the ascription of the work to Grosseteste.


Imprint: [Louvain: Ludovicus Ravescot, 1488]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT.


Collation: [a6 b4].

Illustrations: 13 woodcuts.


ISTC: if00325800

GW: GW 10421;

Hain: C 6265;

BMC: BMC IX 168;

Proctor: Pr 9313;

Others: Campbell 1745; CIBN V‑206; HPT II 440; ILC 1004; Oates 3828; Sheppard 7165.

LCN: 14767736


Copy number: F-110(1)

Line 2 on [a2r] reads ‘ . . . diſceptacione', line 1 on [a2v] reads ‘Diſceptacio'. In the last line on [b4r] the punctuation is omitted; see BMC note. Leaves [a5] and [a6] bound after [a2].

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 211 × 146 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 141 mm.

Paper slips with notes by Francis Douce bound in.

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

Provenance: London, British Museum, duplicate 1787; stamp on [a1v]; the absence of a shelfmark from the Library's Montagu House period may indicate that this item was previously part of a tract volume; sale, A Catalogue of the Duplicate Books . . . of the British Museum (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 6 Mar. 1788), lot 1430; Douce's copy of the sale catalogue is annotated ‘Dr Monro & after F. Douce'; priced at £0. 15. 0. Dr John Monro (1715-1791). Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 102.

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