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Bod-Inc: G-162

Gobius, Johannes

Scala coeli.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Gobius, Johannes: [Dedicatory preface, addressed to] Hugo de Coluberiis. ‘Incipit prologus in scala celi.’ Incipit: ‘[V]enerabili ac carissimo in Cristo patri Hugoni de Coluberiis sancte Aquensis ecclesie preposito . . .’

[a2r] Gobius, Johannes: Scala coeli. Jean Gobi, La scala coeli, ed. Marie-Anne Polo de Beaulieu (Paris, 1991).

[F3r] [Colophon.]

[F4r] [Table of contents.]


Imprint: Lübeck: [Lucas Brandis], 1476. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b c8 d10 e8 f10 g h8 j10 k8 l10 m n8 o10 p8 q10 r s8 t10 u8 x6 y10 z8 A–D10.8 E2 F4.]


ISTC: ig00310000

GW: GW 10944;

Hain: HC *9405;

Goff: Goff G‑310;

BMC: BMC II 551;

Proctor: Pr 2612;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑222; Sheppard 1894.

LCN: 14875616


Copy number: G-162(1)

Wanting F4 containing the table of contents; [a1r] lines 2-3 as BMC, not as GW.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over light brown paper boards.

Size: 287 × 202 × 47 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 194 mm.

Corrections to the text in red ink from C8r to D1r.

A four-line blue initial with reserved white decoration on a1r; a three-line red initial with blue pen-work decoration on a2r; three-line initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red from a1r to a4v and from C8r to D1r only.

Provenance: Jacob Friedrich Reimmann, Bishop of Hildesheim (1668-1743); in the lower margin of a1r manuscript annotations signed by ‘J. F. Reimmannij. Superint. Hildes. M.DCC.XXXII'. Jean François van de Velde (1743-1823); manuscript annotation on the verso of the front endleaf. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 190.

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