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Bod-Inc: I-006

Innocentius III, Pont. Max.

Liber de contemptu mundi, sive De miseria humanae conditionis, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Table of contents, first book.]

[a1v] Lotharius [de Conti] Cardinalis: Liber de contemptu mundi, sive De miseria humanae conditionis. PL CCXVII 701-46; Innocentius III, De miseria humane conditionis, ed. Michele Maccarone, Thesaurus mundi (Lugano, [1955]); De miseria condicionis humane, ed. Robert E. Lewis (Athens, Ga., 1978; London, 1980); Il disprezzo del mondo: Lotario di Segni, ed. Renato d'Antiga (Parma, 1994); see Bloomfield 1753.

[d6v] [Table of contents.]

[d6v] ‘Tractatus de creatione mundi, de formacione angelorum, de situacione et ordinacione mundi et pluribus alliis.’ Incipit: ‘[D]e trinitate dei hoc tenendum est quod in vna substantia sunt tres persone . . .’

[f9v] Summa poenitentiae. Incipit: ‘[S]ciendum est quod sacerdos debet aliquem breuem sermonem . . .’

[g4v] ‘Sermones pro mortuis et primo pro pueris et cetera.’ Incipit: ‘  “[S]inite paruulos venire ad me. Talium est enim regnum celorum”, Mathei [Mt 19,14.]. Nota quod tria sunt genera paruulorum qui merentur regni gloriam possidere . . .’

[g10r] ‘Litigatio Satane contra genus humanum.’ Incipit: ‘[H]ostis fratres carissimi qualiter sathanas subintrans viscera iude . . .’


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, c.1473]. 4°.


Collation: [a–g10 h8].


ISTC: ii00082000

Hain: H *10210;

Goff: Goff I‑82;

BMC: BMC I 71;

Proctor: Pr 277;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑172; CIBN I‑37; Sack, Freiburg, 2011; Sheppard 189.

LCN: 14438651


Copy number: I-006(1)

On the front endleaf a contemporary manuscript list of treatises contained in the book; the last item: ‘Alius, de Cometis' is not actually present in the book; see also on [h8v]: ‘Sequitur tractatus de successionibus'; probably an edition of Cinus de Pistorio, De successionibus ab intestato.

Binding: Seventeenth-century German quarter pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of a clasp, leather index tabs, and yellow-edged leaves. On the spine, a later rectangular parchment label with the manuscript number ‘9894' and another rectangular label with ‘S. L. a.' printed in gold.

Size: 206 × 148 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 140 mm.

The front endleaf consists of a fragment of a parchment document, dated 1475, concerning the observance of specific feasts and the concession of indulgence in the church of Passau.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand. Early manuscript foliation: 1-78.

Initials, paragraph marks, running chapter headings are supplied in red, capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Prüfening, Bavaria, near Regensburg, Benedictines, S. Georgius; early inscription on recto of parchment front endleaf: 'Rectori Scolarium in pruffening.' Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; armorial book-plate: ‘Bibliothecae Electoralis Monacensis'; see Warnecke 1380, and Dressler-Schröder 26, Typ D2; Munich shelfmark, ‘Inc. Typ. No. 895' and ‘Dupl' on front endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for 14 Florins, i.e. £1. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.54.

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