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Bod-Inc: L-186

Ludolphus de Saxonia

Vita Christi.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Ludolphus de Saxonia: Vita Christi. Ludolphus de Saxonia, Vita Jesu Christi, ed. L. M. Rigollot, 4 vols (Paris and Brussels, 1878); and see Walter Baier, Untersuchungen zu den Passionsbetrachtungen in der Vita Christi des Ludolf von Sachsen, 3 vols, Analecta Cartusiana 44 (Salzburg, 1977); VL V 967-77; Gruys 127-8.

[v8v] [Table of contents, part I.]

[V6v] [Colophon.]

[V7r] [Table of contents, part II.]

[V8r] [List of Gospel readings, according to the liturgical year.]


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, 1474]. Folio.

Remarks: The copy Paris BnF Res.D.663 was given by Eggestein to the Carthusian House in Strasbourg. BMC (followed by Goff) originally suggested that the book might have been printed there. The Carthusians may have supplied the manuscript for printing: see Sack, Freiburg.


Collation: [a–p10 q8 r–t10 v8 A–M10 N8 O–V10].


ISTC: il00337000

Hain: HC *10290;

Goff: Goff L‑337;

BMC: BMC I 75;

Proctor: Pr 297;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑259; CIBN L‑264; Oates 123; Sack, Freiburg, 2281-3; Sheppard 193.

LCN: 14502682


Copy number: L-186(1)

Wanting gathering [c] and leaves [d4-7], the text of which is supplied in manuscript in a contemporary hand. Wanting also the blank leaf [V10].

Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco, the spine gold-tooled, and covered with left and right hand grotesque curls, each in rows, the same tools as used on Auct. N 4.26 (V‑075); gold-tooled turn-ins; marbled pastedowns; gilt- and marbled-edged leaves.

Size: 345 × 255 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 336 × 244 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly correcting the text, in the same contemporary hand that supplied the missing text. Other marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century hands.

On [a1r] a ten-line initial ‘F' is supplied in red and green geometrically interlocked. On [A1r] a nine-line initial ‘P' is supplied in interlocked red and green with reserved white decoration and green pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or green. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 3592, sold for £0. 8. 0. Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.16

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