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Bod-Inc: J-149

Johannes Climacus

Scala paradisi [Italian] El libro chiamato Climacho, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘In nomine . . . Incomincia el prologo dellibro chiamato Climacho el quale compose uno de sancti padri . . . [Q]vesto sancto libro ha dua nomi . . .’

a2v ‘Prologo del translatore di questo libro . . .’ Incipit: ‘[I]o frate che o tolto la impresa a translatare questo libro . . .’

a3r Johannes Climacus: El libro chiamato Climacho. ‘Tauola spirituale'. ‘La sancta scala'. Incipit: ‘Grado .i . . . Capitulo .i. [M]a al buono et sopra buono e tutto buono Dio Re nostro facciamo il principio del nostro parlare . . .’ Explicit: del monte synai del libro nominato chlimacho. See J‑148.

m5r Johannes Climacus: Sermone al pastore. Incipit: ‘[I]n ultimo de questo libro materiale . . .’ Explicit: et perfectione de se medesima. Amen


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, 12 Oct. 1492. 4°.


Collation: a–l8 m10.

Illustrations: Woodcuts and woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00310000

Hain: HCR 5469;

Goff: Goff J‑310;

BMC: BMC V 468;

Proctor: Pr 5228;

Others: CIBN J‑202; Essling 566; Sander 2019; Sheppard 4308.

LCN: 14484884


Copy number: J-149(1)

Sheets m3.8 and m4.7 transposed in binding.

Binding: Parchment, with marbled pastedowns and red-edged leaves.

Size: 213 × 154 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 147 mm.

Bibliographical notes in English on the front pastedown, in a nineteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Thomas Crane (1808-1859); engraved monogram: ‘T.C.' surrounded by motto: ‘Qui corvos pascit pascere potest grues'. Purchased at Sotheby's, through Quaritch at the sale (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 17 Nov. 1884), lot 333, for £0. 9. 0; see Library Bills, 18 Nov. 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.2.

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