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Bod-Inc: J-091

Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo

Supplementum chronicarum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: Supplementum chronicarum. [Liber primus.] Incipit: ‘[I]n principio creauit deus celum et terram . . . bellicis artibus memoratissimus idemque felicissimus'. The chronicle continues until the year 1490. See J‑090.

F8v Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Editorial note.] Incipit: ‘Ac sic demum deo auxiliante et fauente Supplementi Chronicarum iam tertio terminum ponam . . .’ Dated Bergamo, 15 Oct. 1486, giving the age of the author as 52.

2A1r Glerolus, Orlandinus: [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Mendosis fueram numeris que sordida nuper | Prodeo cum tota culta tabella fide'; 18 elegiac distichs. See Krümmel 83-4.

2A1r [Table of contents, in alphabetical order.]

2B5v Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo: [Prologus dedicated to] the magistrates of Bergamo. Incipit: ‘Pro Ciceronis vestri sententia clarissimi conciues ductus . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 15 Feb. 1492/3. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–z [et] [con] [rum] A–F8 2A B6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see Sander and Essling.


ISTC: ij00212000

Hain: HC *2809;

Goff: Goff J‑212;

BMC: BMC V 404;

Proctor: Pr 4962;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxvii, no. 168; BSB‑Ink I‑125; CIBN J‑144; Essling 345; Hillard 1114; Oates 1939; Sack, Freiburg 2009; Sander 919; Sheppard 4079. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II.

LCN: 14830799


Copy number: J-091(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century brown calf, with the arms of George III; see Davenport 183. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 319 × 214 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 207 mm.

A few marginal and interlinear notes, extracting key words and correcting the text, in an early humanist hand. Between b7 and b8 a leaf has been inserted containing data extracted from the chronicle, mainly popes' names and dates, in a sixteenth-century(?) hand.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1838), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.48.

Copy number: J-091(2)

Not in Sheppard. Corners in gatherings a–c and B damaged and repaired.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) Italian parchment, the lower corner of the upper cover damaged and repaired. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 295 × 210 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 203 mm.

Bibliographical notes by Lawn on the verso of the front endleaf.

Provenance: Johannes Jacobus Paganus (sixteenth century); cancelled inscription on a1r: ‘Io. Iacobi Pagani'. [ ] de Campo sancti Petri (sixteenth century); cancelled inscription on a1r, below that of Paganus: ‘[ ]ui [ ]chi de campo sancti Petri lectoris pan[ ]alis Paduæ'. Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; catalogue, p. 72. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn c.6.

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