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Bod-Inc: H-047A

Hermannus, Guilelmus

Silva odarum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Guielermi Hermani Goudensis theologi ac poetae clarissimi Sylua odarum'.

a1r Erasmus, Desiderius: ‘Hendecasyllabum' [addressed to studious people]. Desiderius Erasmus, Poems, ed. C. Reedijk (Leiden, 1956), 246, no. 43.

a2r Gaguinus, Robertus: [Letter addressed to] Guilelmus Hermannus. Robertus Gaguinus, Epistolae et orationes, ed. Louis Thuasne, 2 vols (Paris, 1903), II 22-39, no. 77.

a5r Hermannus, Guilelmus: [Silva odarum.] ‘Ode.’ [Ode 9 addressed to Philip, Duke of Burgundy; ode 16 addressed to Petrus Girardus.] Incipit: ‘[M]aximi natae Iouis optimique | Supplicat totis animis alumnus'. 17 odes, each one preceded by a short description of the verse form used; some odes are also preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

f3r Erasmus, Desiderius: ‘Carmen de suis fatis' [addressed to] Robertus Gaguinus. Erasmus, Poems, ed. Reedijk, 243-5, no. 40.

f4v Erasmus, Desiderius: [Letter addressed to] Henricus [de Bergen], Bishop of Cambrai. Desiderius Erasmus, Opus epistolarum, ed. P. S. Allen, 12 vols (Oxford, 1906-58), I 160-4, no. 49.


Imprint: Paris: Guy Marchant, for himself and for Denis Roce, 20 Jan. 1497. 4°.


Collation: a b8 c6 d8 e f6.

Illustrations: Five woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: ih00071000

GW: GW 11903;

Hain: HC *8452;

Goff: Goff H‑71;


Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑111; Hillard 995; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 15546844


Copy number: H-047A(1)

Wanting a1 and f6.

Binding: Twentieth-century crushed half blue morocco, with marbled paper boards and gold-tooled spine. Bound for Mander: the letters ‘G' and ‘M' are stamped in gilt on the corners of each cover.

Size: 195 × 134 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 126 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear annotations, mainly providing alternatives for words used in the text.

Provenance: Gerald Poynton Mander (1885-1951); book-plate: ‘From the Library of | Gerald P. Mander | Tettenhall Wood | Staffordshire'; initials stamped on binding (see above). Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; catalogue, pp. 7, 86. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn e.5.

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