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Bod-Inc: J-194

Johannes de Sancto Geminiano

Liber de exemplis ac similitudinibus rerum.


Analysis of Content

AA1r [Title-page.]

AA1r [Introduction, praising the printers, addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Qui inter omnium artium professores quasi in propria versari officina desiderant . . .’

AA2r ‘Tabula vniuersalis totius summe subsequentis'. Incipit: ‘ Abstinentia discreta ciborum quanta sit . . .’ Dated 12 July 1499.

a1r Helvicus Teutonicus: ‘Prologus primus'. Incipit: ‘Incipit summa insignis et perutilis predicatoribus de quacunque materia dicturis fratris Johannis de sancto Geminiano ordinis predicatorum sacre theologie doctoris clarissimi que intitulatur de exemplis et similitudinibus rerum. “[O]mnia facito secundum exemplar quod tibi monstratum est”. Heb. viii [Hbr 8,5]. In omnibus operibus artium videmus quod eorum opifices . . .’

a1v Johannes de Sancto Geminiano: ‘Prologus secundus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia vero curiosis lectoribus varietas tollit fastidium . . .’

a2r Johannes de Sancto Geminiano: ‘Prologus tertius'. Incipit: ‘[N]oticia rerum in homine triplici virtute perficitur . . .’

a3r Johannes de Sancto Geminiano: Liber de exemplis ac similitudinibus rerum. Incipit: ‘[A]bstinentia discreta ciborum quantum sit hominibus vtilis . . .’ See J‑192.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 12 July 1499. 4°.


Collation: AA10 a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–X8 Y10.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00431000

Hain: HC *7547;

Goff: Goff J‑431;

BMC: BMC V 351;

Proctor: Pr 4560;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑519; Sack, Freiburg, 2131; Sheppard 3912.

LCN: 14554169


Copy number: J-194(1)

Leaf AA1 repaired.

Binding: Ninetenth-century parchment.

Size: 187 × 132 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 181 × 127 mm.

Provenance: Hieronymus Castro (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘F. Hieronymus Castro Plac[entie]'; perhaps purchased in Venice by him: inscription on Y10v in a similar hand to the one that wrote Castro's name: ‘Emptus Venetiis d2 ß16'. [ ] Pearson; catalogue ‘Pym', 22 Oct. 1948, no. 1244. Purchased from Pearson; see BLR 2,28 (1949), 264, and unsigned note (by David Rogers) on the verso of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I4.1499.2.

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