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Bod-Inc: M-186

Melber, Johannes

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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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 fortitur’ In this edition Eichmann's contribution is noted in the extended title on a2r.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Georg Husner, c.1499]. 4°.


Collation: a–e8 f4 g h8 i4 k8 l4 m–o8 p4 q–t8 v4 x–z [et]8.

Types: Types: 156 G, title and headlines; 80 G, text; Sheppard notes that there is no V in type 156.

Leaves: 172 leaves.

Line number: 36 lines, plus headline (a2v).

Type area: Type area: 142 (151) ×89 mm (a2v).


ISTC: im00471000

Hain: H *11035;

Goff: Goff M‑471;

Proctor: Pr 751;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑322; Claes no. 137; Meyer-Baer 186; Sack, Freiburg, 2432; Sheppard 538.

LCN: 14456659


Copy number: M-186(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled German quarter calf over wooden boards; clasp and catch lost. On both covers double fillets form a frame, within which is a roll, showing a hunting scene. Remains of three paper labels on the spine, the one at the head of the spine giving the title of the book. Title in black ink in a sixteenth-century hand at the head of the upper cover; an early parchment label, giving the title of the book in a sixteenth-century hand, probably once covered the ink title. Leather index tabs, some dyed red or black, others bleached white.

Size: 212 × 140 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 138 mm.

Provenance: The sections of the front and rear pastedowns, which formerly contained early inscriptions, have been torn away. Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; inscription in a sixteenth-century(?) hand on a1r: ‘Monasterii Tegernsee'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' and ‘6403' in pencil on the front pastedown. Date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired during the 1880s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.25.

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