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Bod-Inc: M-084

Marchesinus, Johannes

Mammotrectus super Bibliam.


Analysis of Content

A2r ‘Vocabularius in Mamotrectum secundum ordinem alphabeti'.

a1r [Marchesinus, Johannes]: ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[I]mpatiens proprie imperitie ac ruditati compatiens pauperum clericorum . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4776(I). See also M‑080.

a1r [Marchesinus, Johannes]: Mammotrectus super Bibliam I: Gn-Apc [including Ps]. Incipit: ‘  “[F]rater Ambrosius in fide”. Perferens . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4776(I), with some variations.

s6r [Marchesinus, Johannes]: Mammotrectus super Bibliam II. Incipit: ‘[P]ropter scriptorum imperitiam de orthographia . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4777(II) 11, 12, 1-10, 13-19.

79v [Colophon.]

710r [Table of contents.] ‘Tabula librorum et aliorum quorum expositiones et correctiones vocabulorum in presenti libro continentur'.


Imprint: Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, and Petrus de Bartua, 1478. 4°.


Collation: A10 B C8 a–y 1–68 710.


ISTC: im00238000

Hain: H *10558;

Goff: Goff M‑238;

BMC: BMC V 194;

Proctor: Pr 4171;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑156; CIBN M‑123; Oates 1667; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14476783


Copy number: M-084(1)

The blank leaf A1 and its conjugate A10, both wanting in the BMC copy, are present here.

Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment; marbled pastedowns, and some gold-tooling on the spine. Manuscript title(?) in black ink on the fore-edge.

Size: 233 × 171 × 49 mm.

Size of leaf: 227 × 163 mm.

Two- to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margin, are supplied mainly in red, but occasionally in blue; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue; capitals are touched with yellow wash. Note on A1r by the rubricator on the number of letters he provided: ‘Litere 652 parafi: [ ]'. Irregular manuscript foliation: 1-233.

Provenance: Abondius [de Mandello?] (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘Iste liber est meus fratris Abondii ordinis seruorum alme Marie . . . fratris [ ]eus donauit [ ]'. Johannes Jacobus (fl. 1568). Julius Bergomensis (fl. 1568); inscriptions on A2r: ‘Frater Joannes Jacobus donauit hunc librum fratri Julio Bergomensi 1568 adi 20 de Decembrio et de manu propria scripsit viua m[ ] santo Marco adio non altro'; and on a1r: ‘et frater Joannes Jacobus successit in hoc libro'. Unidentified stamp in blue (perhaps a figure with a shield) on A2r. Scar of a book-plate on the front pastedown. Bernard Halliday. Robert Stewart Lepper (1871- after 1945), 1919; purchased from Halliday in Feb. 1919 for £7. 10. 0; pencil inscriptions on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘R. S. Lepper, Elsinore, Carnalia, Co. Down, Feb. 1919'; ‘Fine specimen of early Venetian printing. Bought from B. Halliday, Leicester for [£7. 10. 0] Feb. 1919'. James Thornton; note [by David Rogers] on the verso of the front endleaf. Purchased in 1976-7 from Thorntons, from the funds of Bodley's American Friends, for £300; see ledger (1976/7), no. 199.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I4.1478.2.

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