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Bod-Inc: M-187

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 See M‑181. In this edition Eichmann's contribution is noted in the extended title on a2r.


Imprint: [Hagenau: Heinrich Gran, c.1500]. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned by CIBN and as dated by Sheppard; CIBN dates [after 1500?]; BMC and BSB‑Ink assign to [Strasbourg: Georg Husner] and date [c.1500].


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

Types: Type: Sheppard notes the presence of ‘C' with a slanting inner stroke, and comments that this was ‘very rarely used'; ‘V' from ‘W' in type 156.


ISTC: im00472000

Hain: HC *11036;

Goff: Goff M‑472;

BMC: BMC I 163;

Proctor: Pr 752;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑323; CIBN M‑290; Claes no. 143; Sheppard 539.

LCN: 14456700


Copy number: M-187(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 213 × 150 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 136 mm.

Occasional early annotations, including ‘nota' marks. Two cartoon drawings in black ink on [et]8v, one a ‘jack-in-the-box', the other a clown wearing a pointed hat and playing a wind instrument. On the upper edge an unread early note in black ink.

On b8r a three-line initial ‘B' is supplied in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); binding. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 17, and note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Purchased 1826'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.3.

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