Analysis of Content
[a1v] [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[L]inguarum variarum causam autentica scriptura . . .’
[a2r] Jerung, Henricus: Elucidarius scripturarum. Incipit: ‘[A] AA est interiectio vagientis . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, III 3182.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, 6 June 1476. Folio.
Collation: [a10 b c8 d–f10 g–l8 m6 n8 o10 p–y8 z A10].
Hain: H *9371;
Goff: Goff J‑219;
BMC: BMC II 447;
Proctor: Pr 2131;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑135; CIBN J‑153; Rhodes 1003; Sheppard 1565.
Copy number: J-095(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [A10].
Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with metal bosses, metal catches, and remains of clasps; hasp and chain at tail of lower cover; rebacked. Quadruple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame, fleuron stamps; the inner rectangle contains large merrythoughts, very worn.
Size: 411 × 279 × 69 mm.
Size of leaf: 403 × 272 mm.
Original pastedowns consist of two leaves printed on one side only, comprising the second sheet (outer forme) of gathering [f] of the Biblia Latina. Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Andreas Frisner, 9 Dec. 1475 (B‑253), but differently set up.
Six- to nine-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue. Other initials are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.
Provenance: On the verso of front pastedown, erased note of ownership and ‘A–39–B'. David Stuart Ker (1816-1878); see Catalogue of a Portion of the Library of a Gentleman (London: Christie & Manson, 8 Mar. 1847), lot 497. Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1847), 19.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub. fen. 1.18.
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