Search Bodleian Incunables:

If your search term consists of multiple words, you can choose how to search:



Bod-Inc: M-167

Meder, Johannes

Quadragesimale de filio prodigo.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Brant, Sebastian: ‘In sermones de filio prodigo Carmina'. Incipit: ‘Si placet o lector hunc contrectare libellum | Conspicere et totum perlegere vsque potes'; 11 elegiac distichs.

a2r [Meder, Johannes]: Quadragesimale de filio prodigo. Incipit: ‘[S]edenti mihi quodam in tempore (cuius caudam septuagesime initium aspiciebat) . . .’ Explicit: non mihi sed deo ascribant, cui est gloria et honor . . .secula seculorum See M‑166.

E8r [Colophon.]

F1r ‘Tabula sermonum' [in alphabetical order].

F6r ‘Tabula parabolarum'.


Imprint: Basel: Michael Furter, 1497. 8°.


Collation: a–z A–F8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: im00422000

Hain: HC 13629;

Goff: Goff M‑422;


Proctor: Pr 7736;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑301; CIBN M‑265; Oates 2832; Sack, Freiburg, 2413; Schramm XXII p. 43; Schreiber V 4605; Sheppard 2525-6.

LCN: 14455204


Copy number: M-167(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf.

Size: 156 × 110 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 149 × 102 mm.

‘L II 33' in brown ink on front endleaf. Occasional marginal notes, extracting key words, and underlining in an early hand. On a1r a biographical note in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on verso of front endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 5, i.e. £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 31.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.25.

Copy number: M-167(2)

Wanting the blank leaf F8.

With the title of Furter's(?) edition of 1510 pasted inside the upper cover and two more sixteenth-century woodcuts, possibly from a French edition of Meder in French.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf; red-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark.

Size: 154 × 105 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 149 × 90 mm.

Occasional early ‘nota' marks.

Some woodcuts coloured.

Provenance: Various sixteenth-century inscriptions on a1r: ‘Conuentus Insulensis' [Lille, French Flanders]; ‘Frater Bartholomaeus'; ‘Rerol Duaci' [Douai, French Flanders]. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate; bibliographical notes on the recto of the front endleaf. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 17.

Go to top of page