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Bod-Inc: H-118


Vitae sanctorum patrum [Low German]. Leven der hilghen Oltvader.



Imprint: [Strasbourg?: Printer of the ‘Antichristus', c.1482?]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by BMC; place of printing as assigned by BMC, which also suggests [Johann Prüss?] as the printer; Pr lists as [Germany, Unassigned].


Collation: [*4] a–c8 d6 e–k8 l6 m n8 o6 p–y A–G8 H6.

Remarks: Collation as BMC; Duff (in note, for which see below) collates ‘ . . . i8 k6 l8  . . . A–F8 G6 H8’.


ISTC: ih00222000

Hain: HC *8609;

Goff: Goff H‑222;

BMC: BMC I 168, I p. xxvi;

Proctor: Pr 3250;

Others: Borchling–Claussen 43; CIBN H‑130; Schreiber V 4224; Sheppard 560.

LCN: 14766396


Copy number: H-118(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, a2-4, 7, c1, 3, 5, 7, d1, 3, 4, e1, 4-8, gathering f, g1, 2, 4, 6-8, h1, 2, 4, 5, 7, i1-3, 5-7, k1, 3-8, l1-3, m1-4, 8, n1, 3, 5-8, gathering o, p1, 3, 6-8, gathering q, r1-6, 8, s1-3, 5, 7, 8, t1-5, 7, 8, gathering v, x1-3, 5, 7, 8, y1, 3-6, 8, A1, 2, 4, B1, 2, 4, 7, C1, 2, 5, 7, gathering G, H1-3, 5, 6.

Leaf l5 is made up with a leaf formerly used as a pastedown. Notes by E. G. Duff, dated 8 May 1883, attached to front endleaves, detailing the wanting leaves, and suggesting errors in the pagination or binding.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 310 × 225 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 201 mm.

Annotations on H4r in German in the same hand as the inscription on [*1r] (see below).

Two- and three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red. Woodcut on b1r, and some initials coloured in green, brown, and yellow.

Provenance: Unidentified German monastic house; inscription on [*1r]: ‘Mein Herr ist das Closter zu Zschlin(?) no. 35'. Acquired between c.1834 and 1880.

SHELFMARK: Douce adds. 120.

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