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Bod-Inc: L-103

Lichtenberger, Johannes



Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[Q]vamquam solus deus in sua potestate . . .’

A2r Ptolomaeus: [Excerpt relating to prognostication.] Incipit: ‘Vir sapiens d[omi]nabitur astris . . .’

A2r Aristoteles: [Excerpt said to be from the Meteorologica, relating to prognostication.] Incipit: ‘Entia nolunt male disponi . . .’

A2r Sibilla: [Excerpt relating to prognostication.] Incipit: ‘Nos sumus in quos seculorum fines . . .’

A2r Birgitta: [Excerpt relating to prognostication.] Incipit: ‘Confide in deum et fac bonitatem . . .’

A2r Lulhardus: [Excerpt relating to prognostication.] Incipit: ‘Sis cautus, multis esto familaris . . .’

A2v [Woodcut of the five above authorities, the last one named as Renynhardus.]

A3r [Lichtenberger, Johannes]: Prognosticatio. Incipit: ‘[Q]vi suum defodit aurum vt libet rebus abutitur . . .’ Johannes Lichtenberger, Pronosticatio in Latino . . . A Reproduction of the First Edition, ed. W. Harry Rylands, The Holbein Society (Manchester, 1890); see VL V 770-6 and Dietrich Kurze, Johannes Lichtenberger. Eine Studie zur Geschichte der Prophetie und Astrologie, Historische Studien, 379 (Lübeck, 1960), 81 no. 1.


Imprint: [Heidelberg: Printer of the Vocabularius, after 1 Apr. 1488]. Folio.

Remarks: BMC tentatively identifies the printer, designated by Pr the Printer of the Vocabularius, with Johann Zainer, Ulm. Assigned to Heidelberg by Amelung (Frühdruck, I 23-4) and by E. Voulliéme, ‘Zur Bibliographie H. Knoblochtzers in Heidelberg', in Bok-och Bibliotekshistoriska studier tillägnade Isak Collijn, ed. Axel Nelson (Uppsala, 1925), 147.


Collation: A–E6 F8.

Illustrations: 45 woodcuts.


ISTC: il00204000

Hain: HC *10080;

Goff: Goff L‑204;

BMC: BMC II 532;

Proctor: Pr 3264;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑163; GfT 1522; Oates 1166; Schreiber V 4499; Sheppard 2191.

LCN: 14502285


Copy number: L-103(1)

Bound with B‑378(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 287 × 200 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and ‘nota' marks in an early hand.

SHELFMARK: Douce 215(2).

Copy number: L-103(2)

Bound with a collection of manuscripts; see SC 6732-3, 6854b, 6872-4.

Wanting F7-8.

Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled (fillets only) mottled calf, with two metal catches and clasps bearing the arms of Ashmole(?). Rebacked.

Size: 277 × 205 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 274 × 194 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in Thomas C[ ]'s name.

Provenance: Thomas Corsaerius(?) (sixteenth century); inscription on A1r: ‘Liber Thomæ Corsæri(?) presbiteri oxonij 4 nummis emptus 26 die marcij Anno domini 1541'. Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 391(3).

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