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Bod-Inc: G-202

Gregorius I, Pont. Max.

Dialogorum libri quattuor [German] Das buch der zwäyer red mit ainander, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table of contents.]

[a3v] Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Dialogorum libri quattuor [German] Das buch der zwäyer red mit ainander. [Translated by Johannes von Speyer.] Incipit: ‘[E]ins tags als ich mit weltlicher Leüt geschäfft . . .’ See G‑201.

[o9v] [Colophon.]

[o10r] [Marcus]: Visio Tnugdali, sive de raptu animae [German]. ‘Die Gesicht Tundali.’ Incipit: ‘[E]s was zů ainen zeitten gelegen ein insel in Hybernia die was nahent bey Engenland . . .’ Translation ‘C', edition ‘Cii'; see G‑201.

[r2r] Beda: Visio Fursei [German] Das Wunderzeichen des Bischoff Forsee. Incipit: ‘[D]er ersam andechtig priester und hochgelerte doctor Beda der schreibt . . .’ See G‑201.

[r4r] Speculum mundi [German]. ‘Spiegel der Welt.’ Incipit: ‘[I]n dem Land Sicilia da ligt ein Perg der Print . . .’ See G‑201.

[r8r] Ars moriendi [German]. ‘Der Kunste des Sterben.’ Incipit: ‘[A]ls nun der gang des gegen würtigen Lebens von der armuot vmb vnuerstendikeit . . .’ See G‑201.

[t7r] [Dionysius Carthusiensis pseudo-; Gerardus de Vliederhoven pseudo-]: Cordiale quattuor novissimorum [German]. ‘Die vier lesten Dinge.’ Incipit: ‘[B]edenck dein leste Ding so wirstu in ewig zeit . . .’ See G‑201.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 1476]. Folio.


Collation: [a–r10 s–v8].

Illustrations: Woodcut on [a1v]: see Schramm III pl. 13, no. 57; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ig00409000

GW: GW 11406;

Hain: HC Addenda *7971;

Goff: Goff G‑409;

BMC: BMC II 334;

Proctor: Pr 1616;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑303; Sack, Freiburg, 1618; Schramm III p. 25; Schreiber V 4120; Sheppard 1199.

LCN: 14556326


Copy number: G-202(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [v8].

Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) half pigskin, with paper boards; on the spine a cresting roll(?) and an inscription in black ink with ‘Gregorius M., Dialogus' and ‘Historia ex Speculo Mundi . . .', as in a manuscript note on [r3v].

Size: 271 × 198 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 267 × 189 mm.

Occasional pointing hands. Note in a sixteenth-century(?) hand on [r3v] regarding the following work (see above).

Partial rubrication: on [a3v] a five-line initial ‘E' supplied in red, with pen-work extension into the upper margin, and surmounted by a red bird. On [b4v -b5r] two-line initials and paragraph marks, on [c8v -c9r] a four-line initial ‘E' and paragraph marks, also capital strokes supplied in red. On [e10v], [n7v], and [t4v] woodcut initials with pen-work infill and extensions into the margins in black ink, including faces and shields.

Provenance: Early shelfmark on [a2r]: ‘A5'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' and shelfmark ‘Inc. Typ. No. 2349' on the recto of the front endleaf. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 3.26.

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