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Bod-Inc: G-118

Gerson, Johannes

Opus tripartitum de praeceptis Decalogi, de confessione, et de arte moriendi.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Gerson, Johannes: Opus tripartitum: De praeceptis Decalogi. Incipit: ‘[C]ristianitati suus qualiscunque zelator . . .’ Explicit:` . . .est benedictus in secula seculorum. Amen.’

[b10v] Gerson, Johannes: Opus tripartitum: De confessione. Incipit: ‘[Q]uisquis a morte peccati ad salutis . . .’ Explicit:` . . .tucius dimittuntur.’

[c6v] Gerson, Johannes: Opus tripartitum: De arte moriendi. Incipit: ‘[S]i veraces fidelesque amici . . .’ Explicit:` . . .laudabiliter obseruatur.’


Imprint: [Marienthal: Fratres Vitae Communis, c.1475]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by GW; BSB‑Ink date [c.1474].


Collation: [a–c12].


ISTC: ig00240000

GW: GW 10776;

Hain: HC 7654; C 2673;

Goff: Goff G‑240;

BMC: BMC II 547;

Proctor: Pr 2606;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑187; Oates 1176; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14876610


Copy number: G-118(1)

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century parchment. Rust scars of a metal catch on [a2], also impression of the catch on [a1] and [a3].

Size: 207 × 148 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 201 × 145 mm.

Manuscript title in a fifteenth-century hand on [a1r]. One marginal correction in a fifteenth-century hand on [a6r].

On [a2r] a four-line initial ‘C' is supplied in blue, with purple pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the inner margin; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Eric Hyde Lord Sexton (1902-1980); leather armorial book-label and paper accession label, with no. ‘Incun. 82'; sale (New York: Christie's, 8 Apr. 1981), lot 99. Purchased at Sexton's sale, for $4950, from Roy V. Sowers Fund (book-label); see ledger (1980/1), no. 1072.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G12.1.

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