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Bod-Inc: J-107

Johannes de Bromyard

Opus trivium.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Table of contents.]

[c2r] Johannes de Bromyard: Opus trivium. Stated in the colophon to have been compiled by Philippus de Bromyard: ‘eleganter contextum per venerabilem virum Philippum de Bromnerde ordinis predicatorum etc'; Kaeppeli says about the whole work ‘quandoque sub nomine Philippi de Bromyard'. Incipit: ‘[U]t sacre veritatis splendor euidentius cunctis illucescat . . .’ See Kaeppeli II no. 2235; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 622.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, not after 1473]. Folio.

Remarks: A copy in Uppsala has manuscript dates 1473 and 1474.


Collation: [a10 b8 c–k10 l12 m–q10 r–s8 t–z aa–ff10 gg12].

Remarks: Gathering [ff] consisted originally of 12 leaves, of which the fourth and the tenth have been cancelled; see Oates 392.


ISTC: ij00258000

Hain: HC *3996;

Goff: Goff J‑258;

BMC: BMC I 192;

Proctor: Pr 889;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑372; CIBN J‑165; Oates 392; Sheppard 682-3; Voulliéme, Köln, 941.

LCN: 14500038


Copy number: J-107(1)

Wanting sheet [y4] and the blank leaf [gg12].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. ‘5' across the fore-edge.

Size: 309 × 209 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 202 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly commenting on and correcting the text, in Lavender's hand. On [c2r] ‘Broomiard bibliothæca 87' in a sixteenth/seventeenth(?)-century hand. On [c1v] bibliographical notes in Crynes' hand.

Provenance: Richard Lavender (†1508); inscription on [c1v]: ‘Liber Ricardi lauynder decretorum doctoris, per eundem emptus. Anno domini Millesimo cccc lxxiij pro xiij s. iiij d.' Martinus Aysworthe (sixteenth/seventeenth century); his name on [a1r]. Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745); inscription on [c2r]: ‘e libris Nath: Crynes' and name printed on [b7r] and [gg10r]. Bequeathed in 1745.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.16.

Copy number: J-107(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [gg12].

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with metal clasps and catches; bosses lost; rebacked. Triple fillets form a frame. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of lower cover. Green paper index tabs.

Size: 304 × 218 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 210 mm.

Nota marks and a few marginal and interlinear notes, mainly commenting on and correcting the text, in a contemporary hand. On the front pastedown are bibliographical notes in Douce's hand.

On [c2r] a six-line initial is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration and red pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Three- to seven-line initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Dorsten, Westphalia, Franciscan Observants; a contemporary inscription on the front endleaf: ‘Pro Conuentu fratrum Minorum de obseruantia In dursten'; an eighteenth-century inscription on [a1r]: ‘Liber Conuentus Durstensis Anathema auferenti.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 247.

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