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Bod-Inc: J-089

Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo

Supplementum chronicarum.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Table of contents.]

b4r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Prologue, dedicated to] the magistrates of Bergamo. Incipit: ‘[P]ro Ciceronis vestri sententia, clarissimi conciues ductus . . .’

c1r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: Supplementum chronicarum. [Liber primus.] Incipit: ‘[I]n principio creauit deus celum et terram . . . Aurea qui nitidis vellera tingis aquis.’ The chronicle continues until the year 1485. See J‑087; the third recension, according to the editorial note; including the year 1485, as J‑088, but wanting the last few lines of that version.

V8r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Editorial note.] Incipit: ‘Ac sic demum deo auxiliante Supplementi Chronicarum iam tertio terminum ponam . . .’ Dated Bergamo 15 Oct. 1486, and giving the age of the author as 52.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 15 Dec. 1486. Folio.


Collation: a8 b4 c–l8 m6 n–p A–V8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ij00210000

Hain: HC *2807;

Goff: Goff J‑210;

BMC: BMC V 371;

Proctor: Pr 4868;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxv, no. 154; BSB‑Ink I‑123; CIBN J‑142; Essling 342; Hillard 1113; Sack, Freiburg 2007; Sander 916; Sheppard 3975. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I.


Copy number: J-089(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, the spine gold-tooled, with sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 307 × 204 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 196 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words, correcting, and commenting on the text, in an early humanist hand.

Provenance: Bonaventura Brem (1755-1818). Weissenau, Württemberg, diocese of Konstanz, Premonstratensians, SS. Petrus et Paulus; armorial book-plate and inscription on a1r: ‘Monasterij Augiæ Minoris'. Purchased for £0. 18. 0, 24 Apr. 1884 from [James E.] Cornish; see Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.26.

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