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Bod-Inc: H-045

Hermannus Torrentinus

Elucidarius carminum et historiarum vel vocabularius poeticus.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Elucidarius carminum et historiarum vel Vocabularius poeticus continens fabulas, historias, provincias, urbes, insulas, fluvios et montes illustres etc.’

a1v [Hermannus Torrentinus]: Elucidarius carminum et historiarum vel vocabularius poeticus. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[C]um permulta quottidie in lucem prodeant elegantia carmina indoctissimis ingeniis elucubrata . . .’

a2r [Hermannus Torrentinus]: Elucidarius carminum et historiarum vel vocabularius poeticus. Incipit: ‘[A]bas rex .xii. Argiuorum, pater Proeti et Acrisii et auus Persei . . .’

k4r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Deventer: Richard Pafraet, 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–h8.4 i6 k4.


ISTC: ih00073900

Hain: HC 11644;

Proctor: Pr 9018;

Others: Campbell 677; CIBN T‑288; HPT I 108-11; ILC 1171; Oates 3513; Sheppard 6951.

LCN: 14718395


Copy number: H-045(1)

Binding: Paper boards.

Size: 193 × 137 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 137 mm.

Early marginal annotations in Greek and Latin, providing the Greek form of some words and a few supplementary entries. On k4v inscriptions in a seventeenth-century German hand: ‘Panegyris Coenobii Lisbornensis aucthore fratri Petro Coloniensi', followed by 4 hexameters, incipit: ‘Lisborn eximias referunt tibi prata virenti | te providens nitidis lucentia gramina dorsis . . .'; ‘ ἀνέχου καὶ ἀπέξου , sustine et abstine, Leidt und Meidt | . . .'; the same Greek motto also occurs in H‑124; and a Sapphic strophe, with the heading, ‘Venit post multas una serena dies', with incipit: ‘Dum tibi vernat humilis aetas . . .’

On a2r a five-line initial is supplied in red, with reserved white decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Possibly Liesborn, Westphalia, Benedictines, SS. Cosmas, Damianus, et Simeon; see the verse quoted above. Date of acquisition unknown; the shelfmark may indicate a date of 1886, but no matching entry has been found in the bills for 1886.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.35.

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