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Johannes de Tambaco

Consolatio theologiae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Tabule libri partiales et capitula totius libri'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus premissorum librorum partialium De consolatione theologie . . .’

[b1r] Johannes de Tambaco: ‘Prologus' [including a table of contents]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uecunque scripta sunt ad nostram doctrinam . . .’

[b3v] Johannes de Tambaco: [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[C]um humanum genus post lapsum primorum parentum de paradiso voluptatis . . .’

[b4r] Johannes de Tambaco: Consolatio theologiae. Incipit: ‘[P]rimo itaque principaliter quatuor tristibus predicte domine . . . quibus conicatur eius imperium cum omnipotentia honorque et gloria eius tam sublimis quam nobis prestare dignetur ipse Christus in secula seculorum benedictus. Amen'. For this longer edition see Auer, 13-15; see also J‑197.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 1479]. Folio.

Remarks: BMC and Polain assign this edition to [Speier: Georgius de Spira]. Sack dates it [c.1477]; a copy was presented to the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross at Düsseldorf in 1479. Printed in type 4 of the editions ascribed by Ohly to Georg Reyser.


Collation: [a6 b–o10 p8 p–z A–G10].


ISTC: ij00436000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *15236;

Goff: Goff J‑436;

BMC: BMC II 484;

Proctor: Pr 338;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑524; CIBN J‑288; Hillard 1157; Polain 2316; Ohly, ‘Reyser', 38; Sack, Freiburg, 2133; Sheppard 263-4.

LCN: 14487481


Copy number: J-200(1)

Gathering a, the table, is bound last.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English calf, bound for the Bodleian Library. Remains of a manuscript title label attached to the front pastedown.

Size: 303 × 215 × 62 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 190 mm.

Occasional early ‘nota' marks.

Two- to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on [a1r]. Date of acquisition unknown; no indication given by the shelfmark.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.17.

Copy number: J-200(2)

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century German (Prüll) pigskin over wooden boards, with red-edged leaves, and two metal clasps and catches stamped ‘WS'. On both covers fillets form concentric frames. Within the outer frame is a foliate roll, and within the inner frame a repeated fleuron. The inner rectangle of the upper cover contains the oval stamp of the Carthusian Monastery of Prüll: to the left a prior (S. Brunus) holding a book and a branch of a palm; to the right S. Vitus in the cauldron; above the arms of Bavaria and Lorraine; the whole surrounded by an inscription: ‘Patroni Monasterii in Pruell prope Ratisbonam Ordinis Carthusiensis 1591'; see Siebmacher, I/1, Tafel 8, p. 9; this stamp was in use until 1626; ex informatione Dr Rosa Micus, Regensburg. On the lower cover, the inner rectangle contains an ornamental centre-piece. Parchment index tabs. Inside upper cover a cutting from a German bookseller's catalogue; Carl Theodor Gemeiner, Nachrichten von den in der Regensburgischen Stadtbibliothek befindlichen merkwürdigen und seltenen Büchern aus dem funfzehenden Jahrhundert (Regensburg, 1785), 75-6.

Size: 277 × 202 × 69 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 186 mm.

Some folio numbers added to the table of contents. Occasional marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks, also underlining in the text in black ink.

Two- to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in black ink, except on [q4v -q5r], where the initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red. Early pagination in black ink: 1-587.

Provenance: Mathias Schach (†1515); inscription on [*1r]: ‘1503. Hic liber pertinet fratri Mathie Schach, episcopo Salonensi et Suffraganeo Frislingensi [ ]'. Regensburg, Bavaria, Prüll, Carthusians, S. Vitus; inscriptions on [*1r]: ‘Cartusiæ S. Viti in Pruel', and ‘Pertinet domui S. Viti in Prul ordinis Carthusiensis'; pencil shelfmark on the front pastedown: ‘II.7', and shelfmark on the spine: ‘D.II.7'. Purchased for £2. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1846), 37.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.39.

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