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Bod-Inc: L-179

Lucidarius [German]


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Lucidarius [German]. Incipit: ‘[D]is bůch heysset Lucidarius das spricht zů teusch also vil als eyn erleuchter . . .’ For an edition of an apparently similar text see Lucidarius aus der Berliner Handschrift, ed. Felix Heidlauf, Deutsche Texte des Mittelalters, 28 (Berlin, 1915). The text is derived from the Elucidarium of Honorius Augustodunensis; see VL V 939-47.


Imprint: Augsburg: Hermann Kästlin, 27 June 1481. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b–d8].

Leaves: 34 leaves, the first presumably blank.

Illustrations: Woodcuts; for the one on [a2r] see Schreiber–Heitz no. 6.


ISTC: il00332260

Hain: HC *8805;

BMC: BMC II 362;

Proctor: Pr 1751;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑247; Karl Schorbach, Studien über das deutsche Volksbuch Lucidarius und sine Bearbeitungen in fremden Sprachen, Quellen und Forschungen zur Sprach- und Culturgeschichte der germanischen Völker, 74 (Strasbourg, 1894), 69, no. 9; Schreiber V 4530; Sheppard 1287.

LCN: 14502700


Copy number: L-179(1)

Wanting [a1], presumably blank.

Binding: Parchment.

Size: 238 × 178 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 230 × 170 mm.

Early marginal annotations in Latin and German, including comments on the text, also ‘nota' marks.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1846), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.49.

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