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Bod-Inc: J-087

Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo

Supplementum chronicarum.


Analysis of Content

A1v [Table of contents.]

a1v Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Prologus, dedicated to] the magistrates of Bergamo. Incipit: ‘[P]ro Ciceronis vestri sententia, clarissimi conciues ductus . . .’

a3r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: Supplementum chronicarum. [Liber primus.] Incipit: ‘[I]n principio creauit deus celum et terram . . . [1482] Duos enim post se reliquit filios etate minores.’ Friedrich Zarncke, Der Priester Johannes, Zweite Abhandlung, enthaltend Capitel IV, V und VI’, Abhandlungen der Philologisch-Historischen Classe der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 8 / Abhandlungen der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 19 (Leipzig, 1883) (erschienen 1876), 174-9; see Francis M. Rogers, The Quest for Eastern Christians. Travels and Rumor in the Age of Discovery (Minneapolis, Minn., 1962), 74ff.; Krümmel 71-2, 76.

DD6r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Editorial note.] Incipit: ‘Hic igitur terminum ponam Supplementum historiarum . . .’ Dated Bergamo 29 June 1483, and giving the age of the author as 49.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 23 Aug. 1483. Folio.


Collation: A10 a12 b–i8 k l6 m n8 o p6 2A–F8 G H6 I8 K–M6 N8 O6 P8 Q–Z AA–DD6.


ISTC: ij00208000

Hain: HC 2805*;

Goff: Goff J‑208;

BMC: BMC V 370, XII 26;

Proctor: Pr 4866;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑121; Hillard 1111; Sheppard 3973. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II.

LCN: 14828666


Copy number: J-087(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century half parchment over pasteboards, with red-edged leaves. ‘K 21' on a rectangular label at the tail of the spine and on the front endleaf; probably a Lienz shelfmark.

Size: 302 × 188 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 180 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in two different early hands (one humanist; the other concerned with the appearance of the comets). A few other marginal notes, extracting key words, in an eighteenth-century hand.

A few seven- to ten-line initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Other initials and occasional underlining of chapter headings are supplied in red.

Provenance: Cancelled and unread inscription on A1r: ‘Ex libris [ ] [ ] 1593'. Georg Puell. Anton Puell (eighteenth century). Philippus Nerius Puell (1728-1801); inscription on DD6r: ‘Ex bibliotheca R[euerendi] d[omini] georgij Puel Canonici Inticensis á d[omino] Antonio Puel in partem hæreditatis acceptus liber iste et Fr[atri] Philippo datus accessit Bibl[iothecam] Carmeli Leontini 1763'. Lienz, Austria, Carmelites; inscription on A1r: ‘Carmeli Leontini 1763'. Joseph Johann Oberhueber (eighteenth century); circular armorial book-plate, see Warnecke 1484. Purchased in 1907; see James Tregaskis, “Caxton Head”, Catalogue 640 no. 167, sale price £2. 12. 6.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I4.1483.1.

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