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Bod-Inc: G-079

Gerardus de Zutphania

De spiritualibus ascensionibus.


Analysis of Content

a1r Gerardus de Zutphania: De spiritualibus ascensionibus. ed. J. Mahieu (Brussels, 1936; Bruges, 1941).

r3r [David de Augusta]: De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione Lib. II, 1 (De quattuor in quibus incipientes deo servire debent esse cauti). Incipit: ‘[Q]uatuor autem sunt in quibus noui et incipientes . . .’ seems to include introd. letter to Bertholdus, although this not clear from text, but seems to be case from translation; ed: by Quaracchi, Florence, Franciscans of Coll. of St Bonaventure, 1899: not in Bod’ Bonaventura, Opera omnia (Rome, 1588-96), VII 658-62. David von Augsburg, ed. S. Lempp (Quaracchi, 1899), 36-57. On authorship see Distelbrink no. 238.


Imprint: [Deventer: Richard Pafraet, c.1483-5]. 8°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT.


Collation: a–r8.


ISTC: ig00174000

GW: GW 10686;

Hain: HC *16295;

Goff: Goff G‑174;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑124; Campbell 797; HPT I 39, II 406; ILC 1076; Oates 3439; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14533521


Copy number: G-079(1)

Wanting the blank leaf r8.

Binding: Late fifteenth-century Netherlandish limp parchment; two separate pieces of parchment are wrapped round the first and the last gatherings respectively; on the spine sewing passes through two thick pieces of hide; separate sewing threads are used at the head and at the tail; at the centre of each gathering the sewing passes through two small pieces of parchment, strengthening the paper; c.1487. For a more detailed description see Nixon, Broxbourne, no. 9, and Foot, ‘Monasteries and Dragons', 193.

Size: 136 × 105 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 136 × 100 mm.

Occasional early annotations, including ‘nota' marks and underlining in black ink. A note on preaching in a sixteenth-century hand on the recto of the rear endleaf.

On a1r a five-line initial ‘B' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, within a red pen-work frame decorated in green, and with red pen-work extensions into the margins; other two- and three-line initials, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Cempo Texaliensis (fl. 1487). Simon Wilhemi (fl. 1487); book given to him by Cempo; inscription at the head of the lower cover: ‘Hic liber datus est mihi Simoni Wilhelmi Castricum nato a Cempone Texaliensi lectore sexti loci Dau[entri]a anno domini 1487 altero die Victories', with ‘a shield suspended from a branch and bearing what appears to be a merchant's mark' [Nixon]. The Hague, Royal Library; duplicate; ex informatione Jos van Heel. Guillaume Henri Marie Delprat (1791-1871); inscription on the recto of the first endleaf: ‘Ex Bibl. Rev. Delprat', also a note apparently in the same hand as the inscription: ‘Auct. Lugd. Bat. f 885 - 4'; sale, Catalogue de la bibliotheque de feu M. G.-H.-M. Delprat (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 30 Jan. 1872), lot 619 (ex informatione Jos van Heel). Jacobus Isac Doedes (1817-1897); name on the recto of the first endleaf; J. I. Doedes, Collectie van rariora (Utrecht, [n. d.]), p. 63; another edition of same title, at p. 59; sale, Collection of Rariora consisting of Printed Books ... from the Library of the late Dr. J. I. Doedes ... (Utrecht: J. L. Beijers, 4 May 1898), lot 451 (ex informatione Jos van Heel). Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); stamped initials; accession no. ‘811'; purchased from Martinus Nijhoff in 1924, for £11. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 13.10.

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