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Bod-Inc: H-037


Herbarius [with German synonyms].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page with device, or variant (blank leaf).]

[a2r] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[R]ogatu plurimorum inopum nummorum egentium appotecas refutantium . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1364; VL III 1017-35.

[a2v] [Introduction to table of contents.] Incipit: ‘Pondus medicinale in figuris sic cognosces . . .’

[a3r] ‘Capitula herbarum secundum ordinem alphabeti.’

[b1r] ‘Herbarius.’ Incipit: ‘Absintheum. Wermut. Absintheum est calidum in primo gradu et siccum in secundo . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 12.

[v7r] ‘Particula secunda de simplicibus laxatiuis limitiuis seu lubricatiuis superioribus antidotis deseruientibus.’

[x1r] Herbarius: ‘Secunda particula' to ‘septima particula.’ Incipit: ‘[A]loepaticum calidum est et siccum in secundo gradu, et fit ex succo . . .’


Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, [14]84. 4°.

Remarks: State A distinguished by title, date, and device on first leaf; Ai has figs. 42 and 48 exchanged and fig. 75 numbered ‘73'. State B with first leaf blank; Bi has figs 42 and 48 correctly placed and fig. 75 numbered ‘73.’


Collation: [a4 b–x8 y10]. BMC states that leaf 155 (i.e. [v7]) is blank; it must in fact be 156 (i.e. [v8]).

Illustrations: 150 woodcuts: see Schramm.


ISTC: ih00062000

Hain: HC 8444 (A), 8443 (B);

Goff: Goff H‑62;

BMC: BMC I 39;

Proctor: Pr 121 (A), 142 (B);

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑98; CIBN H‑32; Oates 35 (A); Pellechet 1311; Schramm XIV p. 9 and pls 39-188; Schreiber V 4203 = 4204 = 4205; Sheppard 81 (A), 82 (B).

LCN: 12858833, 14512338


Copy number: H-037(1)

Variant Ai.

Wanting the blank leaf [v8] (leaf 156).

Sections xlviii and xlii are transposed. Section lxxv is numbered lxxiii. On [v7r], col. 1: ‘Particula ſcd'a de | . . .', not as Pellechet.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; marbled pastedowns; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 197 × 142 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 187 × 128 mm.

Early marginal notes, ‘nota' marks, and pen-trials, including some in German, for example, on [l6v], [m8v], and [o4v]; also notes, for example, on [a1v], [a2r], and [v5v], in the hand of Vincentius Braunrrade(?) (see below).

Two- to six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red; woodcuts coloured in red, yellow, blue, green, and black.

Provenance: Margareta Brued(?) (fifteenth/sixteeenth century); an inscription on [a1r]: ‘Ex donatione cuiusdam vidue Margarete Brued que mirum in modum addicta conuentui nostro fuit sed quia vsum r[ati]o[n]is prohdolor non habet hinc bona tam mobilia quam immobilia ad alienigenas deuoluta sunt.' Anselm Hasselt (fifteenth century); heavily cancelled inscription on [a1r]: ‘Frater Anselmus Hasselt ordinis predicatorum in Colonia'. Vincentius Braunrrade(?) (sixteenth century); inscription on [a1v]: ‘Vincentius Braunrrade(?) possidet et fouet me'; inscription on [v5v]: ‘Opusculum hoc de simplicibus confectum Vincentius Braunrrede(?). Sibi vendica[t?]. Huius quidem possessor exysto ex bona cuiusdam honesti ac ingeniosi adolescentuli erculensis animi assertione. Honora medicum propter necessitatem'. D. J. Schmitz (fl. 1827); inscription on [a1r]: ‘D. J. Schmitz Coloni[ae] 1827'; the word ‘Colon' may be added in a different hand. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 34.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Mason FF 403.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.109.

Copy number: H-037(2)

Variant Bi.

Wanting leaves [a1] and [v7].

Gatherings [x] and [y] are misbound after gathering [a]. Sections xlii and xlviii are correctly placed. Section lxxv is numbered lxxiii.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English russia, with gilt-edged leaves. Spine damaged and the upper cover detached.

Size: 221 × 157 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 211 × 136 mm.

Some early marginal annotations.

Partial rubrication: some three- to six-line initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red; rubricated by Nicolaus Straub, 1489; see inscription on [a2r]: ‘Nicolaus Straub ano etc. 89 [ ]'. Woodcuts coloured in red, yellow, green, and pink.

Provenance: Nicolaus Straub (fl. 1489), the rubricator, may also have owned the book. Heavily erased inscription on [a2r]. Oxford, Radcliffe Library; book-plate; acquired by 1835: see interleaved copy of the Radcliffe Catalogue (1835), p. 271, with manuscript shelfmark ‘23.C.3.8'. Transferred to the Bodleian by the Radcliffe Trustees between 1861 and 1893.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: G.143.N.4; 23.C.3.8; 25.D.3.7; 87.E.22.


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