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Bod-Inc: J-108

Johannes de Bromyard

Opus trivium (ed. Simon Bertherius).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Opus triuium validis auctoritatibus tam ex lege diuina canonica quam ciuili refertissimum, cunctisque verbi dei declamatoribus perque necessarium.’

a1v Bertherius, Simon: [Letter addressed to] Yuo Maheuc. Incipit: ‘[S]apientie increate bonitas multiplicibus sue pietatis riuulis . . .’ Dated 6 July 1500.

a3r Johannes de Bromyard: Opus trivium. Edited by Simon Bertherius, as stated in the colophon. Incipit: ‘[U]t sacre veritatis splendor euidentius cunctis elucescat . . .’ See J‑107.

x4r [Colophon.] Identifying Johannes de Bromyard as the author: ‘Opus triuium a venerabili viro fratri Johanne de Bromyard ordinis predicatorum doctore hteologo(!) nationis anglice editum'.

x5r [Table of contents.]


Imprint: [Lyons]: Nicolaus Wolf, for Jean Diamentier, [after 6 July] 1500. 4°.


Collation: a–x8 y6.


ISTC: ij00259000

Hain: C 1350;

Goff: Goff J‑259;

Proctor: Pr 8679;

Others: CIBN J‑166; Hillard 1131; Oates 3247; Sheppard 6731.

LCN: 14500147


Copy number: J-108(1)

Binding: Contemporary English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with metal catches; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at tail of upper cover. Triple fillets form an intersecting frame; diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, containing lattice stamps; see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. lviii no. 994 (Cambridge, 1500-20). Manuscript title across the upper edge adjacent to the spine and along the fore-edge. ‘4' across the fore-edge.

Size: 212 × 144 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 136 mm.

Pastedowns consist of two parchment leaves from a thirteenth-century manuscript containing Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale, with marginal and interlinear gloss, see Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 60-2 (ll. 893-944), 102-5 (l. 1626-710).

Marginal notes, extracting key words and commenting on the text, in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: William Ireland (†1570/1); name and inscription on a1r: ‘William Irlande'; ‘Soli deo honor et gloria'. Acquired by 1605; see James Catalogus (1605), 27.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: B 12. 8 Th. (Catalogus (1605)).

SHELFMARK: B 19. 4 Linc.

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