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Bod-Inc: H-223A

Hrabanus Maurus

De rerum naturis.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Hrabanus Maurus: [Letter addressed to] Ludovicus II, King of East Franks. PL CXI 9-12.

[a2v] Hrabanus Maurus: [Letter addressed to] Haymo Bishop of Halberstadt. PL CXI 11-14.

[a3r] ‘Capitula'.

[a4v] Hrabanus Maurus: [De rerum naturis.] PL CXI 13-614; see also E. Heyse, Hrabanus Maurus' Enzyklopädie “De rerum naturis": Untersuchungen zu den quellen und zur Methode der Kompilation, Münchener Beiträge zur Mediävistik und Renaissance-Forschung, 4 (Munich, 1969) and M. Enders, ‘Die Bestimmung der wahren Philosophie dei Hrabanus Maurus in ihrem Geschichtlichen Zusammenhang', in Kloster Fulda in der Welt der Karolinger und Ottonen, ed. G. Schrimpf, Fuldaer Studien, 7 (Frankfurt am Main, 1996), 465-80, at 465-8.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: The R‑Printer (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), before 20 July 1467]. Folio.

Remarks: Dating is based on a manuscript note in a copy at Paris BnF (CIBN).


Collation: [ab10 cd8 ef10 g8 h6 i8 kl10 m8 no10 p8 qr10 st8].

Remarks: Leaf [a1] blank, not as BMC. 170 leaves, as HC not as BMC.


ISTC: ir00001000

Hain: HC *13669;

Goff: Goff R‑1;

BMC: BMC I 60;

Proctor: Pr 239;

Others: CIBN R‑2; Hillard 1711; Oates 98; Osler, IM, 1; Rhodes 1496; Sack, Freiburg, 1899; Sheppard 209.

LCN: 14063554


Copy number: H-223A(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [t8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards. Leather index tabs.

Size: 417 × 300 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 407 × 280 mm.

Early manuscript title-page on [a1r] and title on [a2r]: ‘Liber ethimologiarum Rabani'. Early signatures visible. Notes in Kloß's hand.

On [a2r] a ten-line initial ‘D' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration, within a square ground made of brown pen-work decoration, partially coloured in green, with extension into the margin. Same style of decoration for other principal initials. Other initials, running book number, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: P. Schmitz (nineteenth century?); signature in brown ink in the upper right-hand corner of the front endleaf. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); see his notes, above; not in his sale catalogue (1835). Purchased for £8. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 2.11.

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