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Bod-Inc: M-293

Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia preposterus est ordo prius humana petere . . .’ The component parts are in the following order: Feenstra 222-3, (1-17); Sawicki 110-11, a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, 10 Mar. 1492. Folio.


Collation: A–E8.


ISTC: im00749000

Hain: HC *11471;

Goff: Goff M‑749;

BMC: BMC II 454;

Proctor: Pr 2158;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑510; Sack, Freiburg, 2483; Sheppard 1594.

LCN: 14514595


Copy number: M-293(1)

Bound with:
1. Reformacion der kayserlichen Stat Nuremberg. Nuremberg: Hieronymus Hoeltzel, June 1503;
2. Das Buch des heyligen romischen Reichs unnderhallttunge. [Nuremberg: n. pr., after 1500];
3. Maximilian I, [Form of summons to a Reichstag at Augsburg. Nuremberg, 14 Sept. 1501.] [N. pl.: n. pr., n. d.];
4. Maximilian I, [Proclamation of a Reichstag to resolve the differences between the Counts Palatine and Rupert Duke of Bavaria. Friedberg, 4 May 1504.] [N. pl.: n. pr., n. d.];
5. Maximilian I, [Form of summons to a Reichstag at Innsbruck 25 June 1504.] [N. pl.: n. pr., n. d.];
6. Vermeckt ein Copei der absagung wider Hertzog Albrecht und Hertzog Wolfgang von Bayern. etc. [Nuremberg: Hieronymus Hoeltzel, 1504];
7. Das Landgerichts zu Bamberg Reformation. Bamberg: n. pr., 1503;
8. Von ainem löblichen Fürsten des hailigen Reichs ist Burgermaistern und Rate zu Nürmberg geschriben, wie hernach folgt. [Nuremberg: n. pr., n. d.];
9. Leonardus de Egloffstein, Oratio in consecratione . . . episcopi Babenbergensis . . . Bamberg: [n. pr., n. d.]

Binding: Sixteenth-century south German blind-tooled calf with metal corner-pieces; two clasps and catches lost. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form an outer frame within which is a repeated fleuron and a repeated floral and foliate stamp. Further triple fillets form the inner rectangle, which is decorated, on the upper cover, with another repeated floral and foliate stamp, and merrythought panels made up of headed-outline tools, each containing a fleuron; on the lower cover, the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets forming a saltire cross into triangular compartments, the cross being decorated with the second floral and foliate stamp, and the compartments with the fleuron. Leather index tabs. Badly damaged, especially the lower cover and the spine.

Size: 321 × 220 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 204 mm.

Front and rear pastedowns from a broadside entitled ‘Die auferhebung des folcks vnd grosser nachfolgung des Sophi vnd spricht er sey ein prophet vnd sein gesetz das er neulich im Landt Persia auf erhebt hat' [c.1502], and with incipit ‘In dem Land oder gegend Persia sol sich einer erhebt haben Alla oder Sophy genant . . .'; between the title and the text is a woodcut showing, in the centre, a king in armour wearing a crown, and mounted on a horse, with mounted knights in armour on each side, and, in the foreground on each side, kneeling figures praying within walls with two towers; outside the wall on the right-hand side is a group of barking dogs; see also T‑214(2) for another copy.

Annotations on [a1r] and [a2r] of item 1, apparently in the hand of Hörmann (see below). Other notes in a sixteenth-century hand on the last printed leaf of item 1.

Provenance: Sebaldus Schreyer (1446-1520); for this copy see Wagner 84; painted coat of arms on the front endleaf: party per chapé sable and or, a bust of a negress, and in chief two apples of the second; see Siebmacher 6/1, p. 91, pl. 89. I. W. Hörmann (sixteenth century); inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Sum ex libris I. W. Hörmanni a G Dr o’. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 13 (under ‘Nuremberg, reformacion der Stat. fol. 1503', the first item).

SHELFMARK: 4 Δ26(10).

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