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Bod-Inc: M-182

Melber, Johannes

Vocabularius praedicantium, sive Variloquus. Compiled with the assistance of Jodocus Eichmann.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Melber, Johannes: Vocabularius praedicantium, sive Variloquus. [Compiled with the assistance of Jodocus Eichmann.] Incipit: ‘[A]bba est hebreum, vatter. Abba pater vatter vatter . . .’ Explicit: talium animalium fortiter. Zona gurttel In this edition Eichmann's contribution is noted in the extended title on [a2r]. See M‑181.


Imprint: [Reutlingen: Michel Greyff, 1479-82]. 4°.

Remarks: The Frankfurt copy has a buyer's inscription of 1482.


Collation: [a–q8 r6 s–z A–C8 D10].


ISTC: im00457000

Hain: HC *11028;

Goff: Goff M‑457;

BMC: BMC II 578;

Proctor: Pr 2698;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑305; Claes no. 22; Sack, Frankfurt, 1968; Sheppard 1955.

LCN: 14456718


Copy number: M-182(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [D9-10].

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two clasps and catches lost. On both covers fillets form an outer frame within which is a floral and foliate roll. Further triple fillets form an inner frame, within which is a small flower-petal stamp, and an ornamental roll decorated with lozenges. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with a repeated ornamental roll. Remains of a leather index tab on [t6]. Name of author and title at the head of the spine. Remains of several paper labels on the spine.

Size: 196 × 134 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 184 × 120 mm.

Four-, seven-, and eight-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Johann Georg von Werdenstein (1542-1608); coloured woodcut armorial with lettering; see Warnecke 2434 and Leiningen-Westerburg 337. Munich, Electoral Library of the Dukes of Bavaria; engraved armorial with lettering: ‘Ex Electorali Bibliotheca Sereniss. Vtriusq; Bavariae Ducum', for which see Warnecke 1375, reproduced p. 17, and Dressler–Schröder 23 and 59, Typ B2. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; pencil number ‘3605' on [a2r]. Purchased for £1. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1850), 40.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.55.

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