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Bod-Inc: G-082

Gerardus de Zutphania

De spiritualibus ascensionibus, et al.


Analysis of Content

aa1r [Title-page.]

aa2r Gerardus de Zutphania: De spiritualibus ascensionibus. See G‑079.

ii3r [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 . . .’ See G‑079.


Imprint: [Paris: n. pr., after 1500?]. 8°.


Collation: aa–hh8 ii4.


ISTC: ig00180600

GW: GW 10695;

Goff: Goff G‑173;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14877604


Copy number: G-082(1)

Bound with:
2. Jacobus Philippi, Praecordiale devotorum. [Zwolle: Peter van Os, between 27 Mar. 1483 and 1493] (P‑283A);
3. Richardus de Sancto Victore, De duodecim patriarchis. [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1494 (R‑068(2));
4. Richardus de Sancto Victore, De arca mystica. [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1494 (R‑067(2));
5. Johannes de Tongues, Meditatio in psalmum Miserere mei. Paris: [Jean Treperel for] Michel Le Noir, [c.1494] (J‑201).

Wanting the title leaf aa1.

Binding: Netherlandish calf, c.1525 (Antwerp, Johannes de Wouda), over bevelled wooden boards; two clasps lost. On both covers triple fillets form an outer border; intersecting quadruple fillets form the inner rectangle which has two identical panels: ‘within an upright lozenge the crowned Imperial Eagle, the four corners filled with monsters. Around the legend, interrupted at the angles by a five-petalled flower with a leafy spray, “Johannes + de | Wouda | Antwerpie | me + fecit” . . . the title and some fleurons were gilded on it in the eighteenth century . . .' (Goldschmidt). Parchment index tabs. For this binding see Goldschmidt I 217-18, no. 119, and Foot, ‘Monasteries and Dragons', 200.

Size: 153 × 111 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 145 × 101 mm.

Signatures (mostly cropped) supplied in black ink in a sixteenth-century hand, in all items in the volume, even where signed by the printer.

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

Provenance: Le comte de Nédonchel, perhaps Georges Alexandre F. (fl. c.1867?); armorial book-plate. Hector Marie A. de Backer (1843-1925); book-plate. Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954); initials ‘E. P. G.' and no. ‘119' in green ink on the front pastedown. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); purchased from Goldschmidt in 1933, for £25; accession no. ‘1514'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 24.6(1).

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