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Bod-Inc: J-017

Jacobus de Reno

Dialogus de sene et iuvene de amore disputantibus.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page with woodcut.]

[a1v] Jacobus de Reno: Dialogus de sene et iuvene de amore disputantibus [dedicated to] Hubertus Welleman. ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘Cum iam multos sepe numero viderim animum suum . . .’

[a3v] Jacobus de Reno: Dialogus de sene et iuvene de amore disputantibus. Incipit: ‘Florentius. [A]dmirans vehementer admiror te amorem vituperare . . .’

c6r [Colophon.]

d1r Jacobus de Reno: In laudem musicae artis [addressed to] Bertramus Baw. ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[B]ertramus Baw arcium et medicinarum doctor expertissimus rector alme vniuersitatis studij Coloniensis . . .’ benemeritus in facultate medicine regens et ordinarius ecclesie ss apostolorum Cantor et canonicus Confrater amicus et preceptor meus . . .


Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 5 July 1491. 8°.


Collation: [a] b8 c6 d e8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts and woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00061000

Hain: HC 6144;

Goff: Goff J‑61;

BMC: BMC IX 196;

Proctor: Pr 9398;

Others: Campbell III 571, 1475; HPT I 69-73, II 418-19; ILC 1300; Inventaris, 210; Sheppard 7234.

LCN: 14062946


Copy number: J-017(1)

Bound with:
1. Georg Rhaw, Enchiridion utriusque musicae practicae. (Enchiridion musicae mensuralis. Isagoge Iohannes Galliculi de cantus compositione.) Leipzig: Valentin Schumann, 1520. This work is in three parts and has been previously considered as three separate items, hence the shelfmark (item 4) given to Jacobus de Reno.

Gatherings d and e only, containing In laudem musicae artis.

Binding: Sixteenth-century Flemish(?) calf over wooden boards, with remains of clasps and catches. On both covers a triple panel of St John the Martyr; of a boar, a lion, an eagle, and a dragon; and of St John the Baptist.

Size: 156 × 108 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 146 × 100 mm.

Two parchment leaves from a twelfth-century noted manuscript used as pastedowns have now been cut out, but their impression is still visible on the wooden boards.

On the front endleaf five lines of noted text (four staves) have been added in an early hand: ‘[Antiphon.] Felix namque es . . . Christus deus noster.' A few ‘nota' marks have been added in an early hand. On e8v an inscription in an early English hand: ‘Thorseday afore ye conception Nicholaus day.’

Provenance: On the rear endleaf an inscription in a different English hand: ‘To my friende Robart Jackson at Baldon 1506(?). Primo Maii.' Anthony Wood (1632-1695); see Kiessling, Anthony Wood, 516, no. 5548. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1695. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1858-60.

SHELFMARK: Wood 24(4) [Wood 24(2)].

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