Henricus de Herp
Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum Dei.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Table of contents.]
[b1r] Henricus de Herp: Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum Dei. ‘Incipit Speculum aureum decem preceptorum dei fratris Henrici Herp ordinis minorum de obseruantia per modum sermonum ad instructionem tam confessorum quam predicatorum. Et primo de multiplicitate et diuersitate legum. Sermo primus.’ Incipit: ‘ “[I]nuenio aliam legem . . .” Romanos .vii. [Rm 7,23]. Ad euidentiam thematis queri potest utrum lex sit aliquid racionis . . .’ 213 sermons; see Schneyer, ‘Winke', 236 no. 18; BBFN I 110 no. 1; VL III 1132 no. 8.
Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 10 Sept. 1474. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–k10 l8 m4 n–q10 r4 s–x10 y6+1 z A–C10 D6 E–N10 O6 P4+1 Q–T10 U X8].
Remarks: Collation as Polain and Sheppard, not as BMC.
Hain: HC *8523;
Goff: Goff H‑39;
BMC: BMC I 30;
Proctor: Pr 104;
Others: BBFN II 60; BSB‑Ink H‑218; CIBN H‑21; Polain 1864; Sheppard 61. Microfiche: Unit 1: Mainz to 1480.
Copy number: H-019(1)
Leaf [a2r] l. 1: ‘ . . . reqi rit . . .'; [b1r] l. 10: ‘ . . . euedētiā . . .’
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. Catches and clasps lost; formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. Five fillets form an intersecting double frame; within the outer frame, a repeated small floral stamp; on the upper cover, the inner rectangle is divided by diagonal quintuple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, with the same floral stamp; on the lower cover, the inner rectangle is divided by quintuple fillets into eight triangular compartments, with the same floral stamp. On the head and tail of the spine diagonal triple fillets form lozenge-shaped compartments, each with another small circular floral stamp. Green-edged leaves. Rebacked.
Size: 345 × 243 × 112 mm.
Size of leaf: 335 × 237 mm.
Marginal annotation in an early hand on [f9r]: ‘# hanc glossam contra Iohannem Brecht'. Early numbering of the gatherings in the lower margin of the rectos.
Four- to nine-line initials are supplied in red, or sometimes blue, with pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining of chapter headings and capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Johannes Drach (c.1450-1504), 1479; inscription in the lower margin of the rear endleaf: ‘Spectat ad Johannem Drack impressorem de Spira doni(?) satisfacione 1479 feria 6ta post animarum'. Würzburg, Bavaria, Conventual Franciscans, Inventio crucis/Sancta crux: note of ownership on [a2r]: ‘Fr[atru]m Min[orum] Conuentual[ium] Herbipoli 1673'. ‘A. T.' beneath some zodiac symbols. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 19.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.27.
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