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[a4r] Magni, Jacobus: [Preface addressed to] Michael [de Creney], Bishop of Auxerre. Incipit: ‘[I]llustrissimi principis regis Francorum deuotissimo confessori domino Michaeli diuina prouidentia seu prouidentia gratia episcopo Atisiodorensi humilis sui patrocinii capellanus . . .’ Explicit: quod cognitio’
[a4r] Magni, Jacobus: Sophilogium. Incipit: ‘[D]icit Arestotiles decimo Ethicorum quod homo sapiens maxime felix est, et Seneca ad Lucillum . . .’ Explicit: scilicet nubere et loquitur uiduæ’ See M‑010.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), c.1476]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [c.1474-7], BSB‑Ink [c.1474-9], Sack [c.1477]. Printed in type 2 of the editions ascribed by Ohly to Georg Reyser.
Collation: [a–z8 A6].
Hain: HC *10469;
Goff: Goff M‑42;
BMC: BMC I 81;
Proctor: Pr 329;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑22; CIBN L‑101; Oates 136; Ohly, ‘Reyser', 31; Sack, Freiburg, 2229; Sheppard 252-4.
Copy number: M-013(1)
Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg, Jörg Schapf (c.1469-1486)) blind-tooled half calf over wooden boards; rebound in the nineteenth century by Alfred Maltby, Oxford (signed inside upper cover; the boards were possibly reversed at that point: the title is written inside the upper board in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand). On both covers fillets form three rectangular compartments. On the upper cover the right-hand compartment is decorated with a headed-outline stamp and a foliate stamp (EBDB internal Kyriß no. Ns3h1.09), the left-hand one with a square angel stamp (EBDB internal Kyriß no. Ns3h1.12, Schwenke-Schulze, 'Evangelisten-Symbole', 23), and the central compartment with a ‘Maria' scroll stamp (EBDB internal Kyriß no. Ns3h1.24). On the lower cover the same stamps are used, with the exception of the headed-outline stamp. The spine is decorated with the headed-outline tool. Remains of two paper labels on the spine. Parchment index tabs.
Size: 310 × 213 × 55 mm.
Size of leaf: 301 × 200 mm.
Manuscript title on the verso of the front endleaf and on [a1r], in black ink in two fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands. Early marginal annotations in black and in red, including some comments on the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; also underlining in the text in red ink.
Provenance: Martinus Hegelin (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘Pro Martino Hegelin Augustano'. Hammelburg, Bavaria, Franciscan Recollects, Province of Thuringia, S. Elizabetha, 1666; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Liberalitate benefactorum comparatus pro bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum strict. obseru. ad stos auxiliares prope Hammelb. anno 1666 27 Septemb.'; also 1704; printed label on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘Sum Bibliothecæ Fratrum Minorum Recollectorum Provinciæ Thuringiæ S. Elisabethæ conventus Hammelburgensis ad Ss. 14. Auxiliares anno 1704'. Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 58.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.20.
Copy number: M-013(2)
Wanting the blank leaf [A6].
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf (fillets only) with five metal bosses on each cover and two metal clasps and catches. Early manuscript label on the upper cover containing the title. Rebacked.
Size: 312 × 213 × 53 mm.
Size of leaf: 302 × 203 mm.
Pastedowns (now raised) containing breviary rubrics (instructions for readings for the liturgical year) in a fifteenth-century hand.
Some early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, and extraction of key words. Early manuscript title on [a1r]. On the verso of the front parchment pastedown, Conradus Celtis, Epigrammata, 4.3, lines 1-2, written in a humanist hand: ‘Perdiderat carnes monachus ne pocula perdat | Ergo bibens geminas applicat ille manus' (Conradus Celtis, Fünf Bücher Epigramme, ed. Karl Hartfelder (Hildesheim, 1963), 73, no. 3). In the same hand, a note on the verso of the rear parchment pastedown, with incipit: ‘Archesilaus rex cum ludens deprensus esset cum pueris . . .’
Three- to five-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and occasional paragraph marks, are supplied in red; some capital strokes in red. Irregular manuscript foliation in red: 1-186.
Provenance: Tyrol, St Georgenberg, Cistercians(?); partly erased inscription on the verso of the front parchment pastedown: ‘Ad monasterium montis sancti Georgii ordinis Cisterciensis'; inscription on [a4r]: ‘In usum FFr: Montis S. Georgii'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1743. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. C 6.3.
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