Jacobus de Clusa
Quodlibetum statuum humanorum.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] [List of contents.]
[a2r] Jacobus de Clusa: Quodlibetum statuum humanorum. Incipit: ‘[E]zechiel sanctus dei propheta etcetera. In sacra visione legitur vidisse librum coram se expansum . . .’ See Meier no. 31.
Imprint: [Esslingen: Conrad Fyner, for?] Johann Hug of Göppingen, [1475?]. Folio.
Remarks: On Hug, see Victor Scholderer, ‘Notes on the Incunabula of Esslingen', Gb Jb (1950), 170. Oates describes a copy with a rubricator's date of 1476.
Hain: HC *9335;
Goff: Goff J‑34;
BMC: BMC II 515;
Proctor: Pr 2473;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑44; CIBN J‑35; Oates 1144; Sack, Freiburg, 1958; Sheppard 1782.
Copy number: J-010(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [g10].
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled leather over wooden boards, with metal bosses and remains of metal clasps and catches. At the head of the upper cover is a manuscript title label and a label with a shelfmark in red: ‘LXVII'. Yellow-edged leaves. Triple fillets form an intersecting triple frame. Within the outer frame, tendril stamps; within the following frame are repeated stamps of a lozenge-shaped double-headed eagle, acanthus leaf, rosette, and a different tendril. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four triangular compartments, containing lozenge-shaped acorn stamps and a third type of tendril stamp. On the lower cover, the same frame pattern, but only the acorn stamps are found in the triangular compartments. Strips from a twelfth-century liturgical manuscript (Evangeliary?) are visible in the binding.
Size: 303 × 207 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 295 × 200 mm.
A few marginal notes, correcting the text, in an early hand; some marginal notes, extracting key words, in a seventeenth-century hand.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in blue or red.
Provenance: Caspar Augsburger, Abbot of St Georgenberg (1469-91); on [a2r] two painted shields bearing respectively the arms of the monastery (St George's cross) and of the abbot (a watering-can). On the same leaf, inscription in a seventeenth-century hand: ‘In usum Fratrum Montis Sancti Georgij'. Fiecht, Tyrol, Benedictines, S. Josephus (formerly St Georgenberg). Purchased for £0. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 16.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 6Q 5.2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.35.
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