Gallus, Abbas Cisterciensis
Analysis of Content
a2r ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘ “[E]t dabo tibi mustum malorum granatorum meorum” Cantico.viii [Ct 8,2]. Spiritus sanctus sua benigna inspiratione ac gratiosa . . .’ According to the colophon ‘compilatus a quodam [Peter von Zittau] Abbate Monasterii Aule Regie in Bohemia ordinis Cysterciensis.’
a2v [Table of contents.]
a2v ‘Tabula capitulorum.’
a4v ‘Tabula alphabetica.’
d1r [[gallus], Abbas Cisterciensis]: Malogranantum. ‘Incipit dyalogus dictus Malogranatum compilatus a quodam venerabili abbate monasterii Aule regie in Bohemia ordinis Cysterciensis'. Incipit: ‘[F]ili, accedens ad seruitutem dei sta in iusticia . . . [V]erba exhortationis ex tuo ore, o pater, ad me directa anime . . .’ See G‑025.
Imprint: [Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen], 1487. Folio.
Collation: a8 b6 c–e8 f g6 h i8 k6 l m8 n o6 p–r8 s–x6.8 y z A8 B C6 D–G8 H I6 K–N8 O P6 Q–X aa8 bb6 cc8.
Hain: HC 7451;
Goff: Goff G‑48;
BMC: BMC I 267;
Proctor: Pr 1279;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑15; Hillard 857; Oates 733; Sheppard 952; Voulliéme, Köln, 432.
Copy number: G-026(1)
Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf (Oxford, for the Bodleian?); two ties lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head and tail of the upper cover. Ornamental centre-piece stamped on both covers, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library superimposed.
Size: 282 × 210 × 65 mm.
Size of leaf: 270 × 189 mm.
Some early marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks. ‘Ak/ kd/ 173[5?]' at the tail of the front endleaf.
Five-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Probably the copy donated by John Whetcombe in 1602; see Benefactors' Register I 54: ‘Dialogus dictus Malogranatum. fo. 1487.' Certainly acquired by 1605: see James, Catalogus (1605), 98; Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 78.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: [M 7.] 2 [Th.], the shelfmark of James, Catalogus (1605), a small ‘2' at the tail of the fore-edge; M 9. 14 Th.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.9.
Copy number: G-026(2)
Not in Sheppard. Letters and slips of paper found inside the book now stored in a separate document wallet, Marl. G 8*.
Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf; rebacked. Parts of manuscript leaves as reinforcing slips.
Size: 259 × 188 × 77 mm.
Size of leaf: 253 × 181 mm.
Some corrections to the text in black ink; pointing hands usually in red. On a1r in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand, ‘Lege Doctores, crede scripturis.’
Underlining in red; some guide-letters are supplied in red. Uneven manuscript foliation (many numbers cropped) in black ink, in an early hand: 7-323.
Provenance: Thomas Pollard (c.1472-after 1499); cancelled inscription on cc8r: ‘Thome Pollardi'. Cancelled and cropped inscriptions on a1r and a1v. A[ ] L[ ], 1595; inscription on a1r: ‘AL * 1595'; on a1v: ‘Al' preceded by a code. Edward Cressett (†1693). Marlborough, Wiltshire, Vicar's Library, St Mary's; presented by Cressett, probably soon after 1678; inscription on a1r: ‘Donum Doctoris Cressett', also a typed slip in the book, stating that Cressett died aged 108; former Marlborough shelfmark: G 13. Deposited in the Bodleian in 1985; book-plate.
SHELFMARK: Marl. G 8.
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