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Bod-Inc: M-085

Marchesinus, Johannes

Mammotrectus super Bibliam.


Analysis of Content

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”, etc. Frater sit 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'.

A2r ‘Tabula principalium uocabulorum in Mamotrectum secundum ordinem alphabeti'.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 23 Sept. 1479. 4°.


Collation: a–y 1–68 7 A10 B C8.


ISTC: im00239000

Hain: HC *10559;

Goff: Goff M‑239;

BMC: BMC V 180;

Proctor: Pr 4121;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑158; CIBN M‑124; Hillard 1320; Lowry, Jenson, 249, no. 78; Oates 1644; Polain 2605; Rhodes 1165; Sack, Freiburg, 2337; D. M. Schullian and C. F. Bühler, ‘A Misprinted Sheet in the 1479 Mammotrectus super Bibliam', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 61 (1967), 51-2; Sheppard 3292.

LCN: 14476827


Copy number: M-085(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English (Oxford) blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the tail of the upper cover. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form concentric frames. Within the inner frame is an ornamental roll: see Gibson, Oxford Bindings, pl. xxxviii, roll xii, ‘G. K.', and Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. li, no. 857. Further triple fillets form the inner rectangle, in which is the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library.

Size: 220 × 149 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 133 mm.

Early marginal notes, consisting mainly of comments on the text. List of liturgical epistles and gospels, and partial manuscript index on the rear paper endleaves, all in fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands. Irregular early manuscript foliation: 1-243. Other miscellaneous notes, in prose and verse, on the parchment endleaves in English and Latin, in several fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands.

Provenance: [ ] Hollmandus (c.1500); name on the recto of the front parchment endleaf: ‘Hollmandus'. Sir Richard Fermor (†1643). Presumably the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register I 69 as given in 1603 by Fermor; see also James, ‘Catalogus' (1602/3), fol. 98r.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: M 7. 8 Th. (James, Catalogus (1605), 98); M 5. 8 Th. (James, Catalogus (1620), 310); II 20 Th.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.3.

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