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Lattebury, Johannes

Liber moralium super Threnis Ieremiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Lattebury, Johannes: ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[I]n nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti Amen. Mathei vltimo. Iuxta morum modernorum necnon patrum antiquorum ad commendationem primi . . .’

b8v Lattebury, Johannes: Liber moralium super Threnis Ieremiae. Incipit: ‘  “[A]leph. Quomodo sedet sola ciuitas plena populo” [Lam 1,1]. Sub ista forma sic incipit liber trenorum in Lamentationum Iheremie prophete . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4762; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 772.

L7v [Colophon.]

M1r ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: [Oxford: Theodoricus Rood], 31 July 1482. Folio.


Collation: a–z A–I kk L M8 N O6.


ISTC: il00075000

Hain: HC + Addenda 9928;

Goff: Goff L‑75;


Proctor: Pr 9749;

Others: Duff 238; Oates 4163-4; Madan 2-3, no. 7 (9); Polain 2441; Rhodes 1080; Sheppard 7486-90; STC 15297.

LCN: 15098071


Copy number: L-043(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

On a2r the woodcut border is cropped. Leaf kk7v, col. 1, l.31: ‘liū ſu[per] capitulū ſecūdū trenorū Ihe | . . .’

Binding: Seventeenth-century English (Oxford, ‘G. K.') blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at both the head and tail of the upper cover. On both covers triple fillets form a border, and further intersecting triple fillets form concentric frames, inside which is a repeated metalwork design roll (Gibson, Oxford Bindings, pl. xxxviii, roll xii; Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. li, no. 857); on both covers the inner rectangle contains the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library. Rebacked.

Size: 299 × 207 × 73 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 183 mm.

Parchment back endleaf from a thirteenth-century manuscript of Digestum vetus (without apparatus), probably taken over from an older binding: see Ker, Pastedowns, no. 1129; blank parchment front endleaf.

Manuscript title in a fifteenth-century hand in the capital space on a2r. Early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, some extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; also some pen-trials and scribbles in the hand of Robert Bonwicke (D5r).

Provenance: Robert Bonwicke (fifteenth century); name on O6v: ‘Robertt Bonwike'. John Cuthbertson (fl. 1505-28); inscriptions on O5v and O6r: ‘John Cuthbertson presbyter'; ‘John Cuthbertson presbyter possessor est huius'. Sir Richard Fermor (†1643). Acquired by 1602: possibly the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register, I 69, and given in 1603 by Fermor; see James, ‘Catalogus' (1602), fol. 90r: ‘Lattebury super threnos. fol. 1482'; a copy of this work is also listed in James, Catalogus (1605), 90, as L 9. 9 [Th.]; see also Duke Humfrey's Library, no. 118.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: L 1. 3 Th.; L 7. 2 Th.; Auct. 1Q 2.8; Auct. R sup. 11.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.38.

Copy number: L-043(2)

For this copy see Falconer Madan, The Early Oxford Press (Oxford, 1895), 256; and Coates–Jensen 250, no. 13. Fragments, consisting of b2-5, h4, I3.6, kk2.7, M2. Sheets I3.6 and kk2.7 removed from the binding of E 1.1 Med. [Bartholomaeus Montagnana, Selectiorum operum . . . liber unus et alter, ed. Peter Uffenbach (Frankfurt, 1604/5)] (pencil note on kk7r); M2 removed from the binding of Antiq. f.X 2 (a volume of sixteenth-century tracts of Justus Lipsius). Leaf kk7v, col. 1, l.31: ‘liū super capitulum ƥm trenorū Ihe | . . .’ Leaves I6, kk2.7, and M2 mutilated.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half purple morocco with cloth boards.

Size: 299 × 249 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 207 mm.

On h4r-v early annotations and pen-trials mainly in the hand of Richard Gorton.

Leaves b2-4: paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: b2-5: provenance unknown;
I3.6 and kk2.7, from E 1.1 Med. [formerly G 1.14 Med.]: provenance unknown; not in James, Catalogus (1620);
M2, from Antiq. f.X 2: provenance unknown; h4: Richard Gorton (fl. 1518-1540); inscription and names written as pen trials on h4r: ‘Iste liber constat Richardo Gorton teste domino Unton p[ ]parter'; ‘Rycardus Gorton'. William Hayes (1756-?post 1821)(?). Philip Bliss (1787-1857); note on h4r, dated 1886: ‘From Dr Bliss's papers who probably had it from Hayes the binder.’

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. R sup. 15.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. E2.1482.1.

Copy number: L-043(3)

Fragments on parchment, consisting of the sheets F2.7 and F3.6: see N. R. Ker, ‘The Vellum Copies of the Oxford Edition (1482) of Lathbury on Lamentations', BLR 2, 26 (1947), 185-8. The outer half of F7 has been cut away. Sheet F2 is cropped at the head. Formerly used as pastedowns in a binding.

Binding: Kept in a modern red cloth document wallet.

Size of fragments: 245 × 182 mm.

Four paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: John Hawkins (fl. 1465-1494); name in the lower margin of F2r; Hawkins's name also occurs frequently in the All Souls copy (L.R.3.g.15) of this edition: see Ker, ‘Vellum Copies', 186. George Brudenell (1880-1962), of Deene Park, Northants. Edmund Brudenell (1928-2014), of Deene Park; inscription on inside of the upper cover of the document wallet: ‘Dono ex libris apud Deene Midsummer 1947. George Brudenell. Edmund Brudenell'. Presented in 1947.

SHELFMARK: Arch. A d.12.

Copy number: L-043(4)

Fragment, on parchment, consisting of leaves C7-8; see Madan, Early Oxford Press, 256. Removed from the binding of AA 84 Art. (Michael von Eytzinger, De Leone Belgico. Cologne: Gottfried von Kempen, 1588).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half red morocco with red cloth boards.

Size of fragments: 265 × 194 mm.

On C7v a one-line initial ‘P' is supplied in blue, decorated with red pen-work, and with extensions into the margin; three paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance (of AA 84 Art) unknown. Almost certainly acquired between 1620 (not found in James, Catalogus (1620)), and 1674 (almost certainly the copy listed in Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 12 (under ‘Aitsingerus'), with shelfmark A 4. 7 Art; the shelfmark had clearly been changed to its present one by 1738 (see Fysher, Catalogus, I 21).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. R sup. 6.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.35.

Copy number: L-043(5)

See Ker, ‘Vellum Copies', 185, note 2.

Bound as endleaves with:
I. Johann Stoeffler, Elucidatio fabricae ususque astrolabii. Paris: Jérome de Marnef and Guillaume Cavellat, 1564.

Fragments on parchment, of q1.8; note in pencil on each that the fragment had been recorded, signed ‘H. H. E. C[raster]', and dated 22 Jan. 1916.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English (Oxford) calf. On both covers fillets form a frame, and there is an ornamental centre-piece. Rebacked.

Size: 175 × 113 × 31 mm.

Size of leaf: 167 × 104 mm.

Three paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10 p. 100 for Stoflerinus. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 8o S 57 Art. Seld.

Copy number: L-043(6)


Bound as endleaves in Gaius Valerius Maximus, Facta et dicta memorabilia. [Leiden]: Plantin, 1612.

Two portions of h1.

Binding: English (Oxford) calf, c.1615, over pasteboards, decorated with a frame of triple fillets; two ties lost.

Size of fragments: 110 × 75-85 mm.

On the recto of the front endleaf in a seventeenth-century hand: ‘pr: 1s 2d'. On the verso of the back endleaf in a seventeenth-century hand: ‘Splenridere(!) facit, cogit amare lecur(!)'.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance (of Gibson 17): Morgan Powell (seventeenth century); name on the verso of the back endleaf. James Cranford (seventeenth century); name on the verso of the back endleaf. William Gossip (1704/5-1772); inscription on A1r: ‘Guil. Gossip Coll. SS Trin. Cantab. 1725'. E[dward] G[ordon] D[uff] (1863-1924). Strickland Gibson (1877-1958); pencil note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Ex dono E. G. D. 30/6/19'; annotation on the front endleaf, with initials. Bequeathed in 1958.

SHELFMARK: Gibson 17.

Copy number: L-043(7)

Not in Sheppard. Fragments of leaves D5 (upper fragment, lines 1-18, pasted with the recto visible) and D7 only (lower fragment, last 14 lines, pasted with the verso visible), printed on parchment, and used as pastedowns on a detached upper and lower cover (see below). Mounted within glass.

Binding: Sixteenth-century English (Oxford) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; remains of two clasps and catches. On both covers fillets form an outer border. Further fillets form a frame within which is an ornamental roll (Ker, Pastedowns, 195, roll IX and pl. I; not recorded in Pearson, Oxford Bookbinding).

Size of fragments: 150 × 94 mm.

On the fragment of D5 a paragraph mark is supplied in red, with capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; catalogue, pp. 12, 99. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn d.8.

Copy number: L-043(8)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with in a modern guard-book of fragments.

Leaf b3 only.

Found (perhaps during the 1970s) loose between fols 49 and 50 of MS. Rawl. C. 87; see undated note to ‘David' [Rogers] from ‘Tilly' [de la Mare].

Size of fragment: 263 × 194 mm.

Some marginal scribbles.

Provenance (of MS. Rawl. C. 87): Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); book-plate. Bequeathed in 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: MS. Rawl. C. 87.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. E7.2(1).

Copy number: L-043(9)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with A‑168(5); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Parts of leaves f3, k8 and l2 only.

Sizes of fragments: 217 × 175 mm (f3); 207 × 184 mm (k8); 205 × 191 mm (l2).

Staining on one side of each leaf suggests that these leaves were formerly glued down as pastedowns.

SHELFMARK: Gibson 403(6/1-3).

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