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Bod-Inc: G-258

Grünpeck, Josephus

De pestilentiali scorra, sive Mala de Franzos.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Grünpeck, Josephus: [Letter addressed to] Bernhardus de Walkirch. ‘Egregio nobilique viro Bernhardo de Walkirch liberalium studiorum magistro . . .’ Incipit: ‘[I]ncidi pridem humanissime vir . . .’ Dated 18 Oct. 1496.

a2r Brant, Sebastian: [Verse addressed to] Johannes Capinon. ‘Eulogium Sebastiani Brant. Utriusque iuris professoris de Scorra Pestilentiali siue Mala de franczos. Anni .69. ad Iohannem Capinon legum imperialium interpretem.’ Incipit: ‘[C]apinon illustres inter memorande poetas'; 62 elegiac distichs.

a4r Grünpeck, Josephus: De pestilentiali scorra, sive Mala de Franzos. ‘Tractatus de origine pestilentialis Scorre, siue . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]olent abditarum rerum et a sensu seclusarum solertissimi indagatores . . .’ The Earliest Printed Literature on Syphilis, Being Ten Tractates from the Years 1495-1498, ed. Karl Sudhoff, Monumenta Medica, 3 (Florence, 1925) a facsimile reproduction of the edition [Augsburg: Johann Schaur, 1496, between 18 Oct. and 17 Dec.] (GW 11569).


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Caspar Hochfeder, after 18 Oct. 1496]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard and Hillard.


Collation: a b6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ig00516000

GW: GW 11570;

Hain: H *8091;

Goff: Goff G‑516;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑386; Hillard 933; Schramm XVIII p. 22; Schreiber V 4127; Sheppard 1667; Emil van der Vekene, Kaspar Hochfeder, Bibliotheca Bibliographica aureliana, 52 (Baden-Baden, 1974), 34.

LCN: 12844902


Copy number: G-258(1)

Leaf b6 backed.

Binding: Pasteboards covered with leaves from a fifteenth-century parchment missal in Latin. On the upper cover: ‘Sed quomodo tunc is qui secundum carnem natus fuerat (Gal 4,29-31) . . . Tractus. Qui confidunt in domino sicut mons sy'. On the lower cover: ‘[Tempore paschali, Feria IIII ad s. Laurentium foris murum] ‘Et cum manducasset coram eis (Lc 24,43-7) . . . Lectio Actum Apostolorum iii.’

Size: 200 × 146 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 191 × 137 mm.

Some pointing hands and underlining in a sixteenth-century hand. The leaf used to back b6 contains sixteenth-century manuscript notes, only partly visible.

Provenance: Catalogue of Rare Books and Early Engravings Consigned from Germany (London: R. H. Evans, 6 Feb. 1832), lot 505; purchased by Heber for £0. 15. 6; see Heber's note on the front pastedown: ‘Evans' sale of imported books Feb. 1832. 15s 6d’. Richard Heber (1773-1833); not found in Catalogue. Oxford, Radcliffe Library; book-plate. Date of acquisition by Radcliffe Library unknown; not found in interleaved Radcliffe Catalogue (1835), but probably purchased from Thomas Rodd in 1839; ‘Rodd 1/39' on the front pastedown.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: 14.c.3; G.176 N.28; 20.F.3.3.


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