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Bod-Inc: M-193

Mensa Philosophica


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Hec mea mensa docet cognicione philosophorum | Que cuius et quo sint comedenda modo'; 4 elegiac distichs.

a1v Gallus Rubiacensis, Jodocus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Köbel. Incipit: ‘Visum est dulcissime fautor iure amoris inter nos mutui . . .’ Dated Heidelberg, 28 Mar. 1489.

a2r [Table of contents.]

b1r Mensa philosophica. See M‑190.

h6v [Colophon.]

h7r Wacker, Johannes: ‘Additio correctoris'. Incipit: ‘[A]ustrie quondam duci quidam coquus erat . . .’ Explicit: iocis oppressit Wacker is named in the letter of Jodocus Gallus.

h7v ‘Additio impressoris'. Incipit: ‘[I]n Alsatia ciuitas est Argentina nomine . . .’ Explicit: continentiores

h7v ‘Additio deß langneß eten bedellen'. Incipit: ‘[F]amulus cuiusdam pistoris dum labores . . .’ Explicit: consueuerat

h8r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Parcite queso mihi si non sint omnia vera | Vel non digna ioco, parcite queso mihi'; 1 elegiac distich.


Imprint: Heidelberg: [Heinrich Knoblochtzer, after 28 Mar.] 1489. 4°.


Collation: a4 b8 c–g6 h8.


ISTC: im00495000

Hain: H *11080;

Goff: Goff M‑495;


Proctor: Pr 3132;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑330; CIBN M‑296; Oates 1319; Sack, Freiburg, 2435; Sheppard 2192-3.

LCN: 14453073


Copy number: M-193(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century grey marbled paper boards.

Size: 210 × 145 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 132 mm.

On a1r extracts from Claudianus, Panegyricus de quarto consulatu Honorii, 299-300, in an early German hand: ‘Regis in [for ‘ad'] exemplum totus componitur orbis' ‘mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus'; see Walther, Proverbia, 26481 and 14985. Marginal notes, extracting key words, commenting on and correcting the text, in the same hand.

Provenance: Unread semi-erased inscription(?) on a1r. Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 30 May 1840, lot 141; remains of an octagonal paper label at the tail of the spine. Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.28.

Copy number: M-193(2)

Wanting h7-8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter parchment stamped in gold with the arms of Zygmunt Czarnecki.

Size: 197 × 148 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 138 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early German hand, mostly cropped.

Provenance: Zygmunt Czarnecki (1823-1908); coat of arms stamped on the upper cover and stamp on a1v. Purchased from Joseph Jolowicz, Catalogue 123 (1896), no. 676 for 45.45 Marks (£2. 5. 11); see Library Bills, 18 Apr. 1896.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G37.1489.1.

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