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Bod-Inc: G-111

Gerson, Johannes

De laude scriptorum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Gerson, Johannes: De laude scriptorum. Gerson, Oeuvres, IX no. 454, 423-34.


Imprint: [Cologne: Printer of Augustinus, ‘De fide', c.1473]. 4°.

Remarks: On arguments for dating see BMC. The printer has been identified with Goiswin Gops and with Johann Schilling; see Corsten, Anfänge, 44-5, and Needham, ‘Cologne Partners', 126-8.


Collation: [a8 b4].


ISTC: ig00230000

GW: GW 10764;

Hain: HC *7688;

Goff: Goff G‑230;

BMC: BMC I 233;

Proctor: Pr 1097;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑154; Oates 573; Sheppard 840; Voulliéme, Köln, 492.

LCN: 14875199


Copy number: G-111(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards.

Size: 203 × 142 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 132 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear corrections to the text and ‘nota' marks in black ink.

Initials, paragraph marks, and rubric on [a1r] are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on [a1r]. Purchased in 1867 for £0. 9. 0; see Invoice Book (1865-7, Library Records d. 431).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° I 16 Th. BS.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.11.

Copy number: G-111(2)

Binding: Twentieth-century limp parchment, with author, title, and imprint (but without date) on the upper cover in gilt. Scar of index tab on [a1r].

Size: 196 × 141 × 4 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 140 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations and some early corrections to the text.

Initials are supplied in red or blue, paragraph marks in red; capital strokes and underlining of chapter headings in red.

Provenance: Louis Thompson Rowe (nineteenth century); book-label. George Dunn (1865-1912); book-label; Jenkinson no. 177; sale, 2 Feb. 1914, lot 1131. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Lathrop Colgate Harper in 1954 for £110; accession no. ‘R1240'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 70.42.

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