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Bod-Inc: G-084

Gerardus, Stephanus

Salutaris poeta.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Gerardus, Stephanus(?)]: Salutaris poeta. Josef Bujnoch, ‘Die Spruchdichtung des Salutaris poeta', Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch, 5 (1968), 199-241, at 229-41. The authorship of Gerardus (also known as Stephan Gert) is doubtful: see Bujnoch 199.

a2r [German translation in verse.] Incipit: ‘Nun geth auff ein guldener Schein | Lern vnd lyß der sitten Puchlein.’ The translation is printed below each Latin couplet.


Imprint: [Leipzig: Conrad Kachelofen, 1489?–97?]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard.


Collation: a8 b6.

Types: Types: 290, title; 160, first line on a2r; 89.

Leaves: Fourteen leaves.

Line number: 26 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 139 × 83 mm (a3r).

Illustrations: Capital space on a2r.


ISTC: ig00162000

Hain: H *7618;

Goff: Goff G‑162;

Proctor: Pr 2911;

Others: Sheppard 2093.

LCN: 14877619


Copy number: G-084(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; marbled pastedowns; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 204 × 143 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 133 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear annotations, mainly providing Latin synonyms. On a1r a verse in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand, ‘Cum demon aliquem confundere vult maledictum | nititur vt longum [ ]tur sibi amicum'. Cropped note on a1v, also in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand, ‘Vero splendore [ ] | quatuor [ ] stare solet.’

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 5. 6; see Books Purchased (1850), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.65.

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