Analysis of Content
[*1r] Bebelius, Henricus: ‘Tetrastichon' [addressed to] the readers. Incipit: ‘Noscere si lector funesta simonis iniqui | Crimina delectat sacrilegumque nephas'; 2 elegiac distichs.
[*1v] Bebelius, Henricus: ‘Elegia' [dedicated to] Johannes Nauclerus. ‘In simoniacos'. Incipit: ‘Eximios inter cunctis memorande diebus | O Nauclere viros et probitatis honos'; 26 elegiac distichs. Dated Tübingen 1500.
A1r Nauclerus, Johannes: De simonia. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[L]egamus et relegamus scripturas omnes . . .’
A2r Nauclerus, Johannes: De simonia. Incipit: ‘[S]ymonia describitur communiter a doctoribus . . .’
Imprint: [Tübingen: Johann Otmar], 28 June(?) 1500. 4°.
Remarks: Ends with the date ‘xxviij Kalen̄. Iunij. An | no. j500', presumably the date of printing rather than of composition and standing for 28 June 1500 (ISTC).
Collation: [*4] A–H8 I6 K8.
Hain: HC *11681;
Goff: Goff N‑10;
BMC: BMC III 704;
Proctor: Pr 3236;
Others: BSB‑Ink N‑7; CIBN N‑8; Oates 1348; Sack, Freiburg, 2512; Sheppard 2278.
Copy number: N-004(1)
Leaf A5 bound before A4. In the last gathering K7 has been cut away. The text ends on K8, not as BMC.
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with remains of a metal catch and clasp. Parchment endleaves. Triple fillets form a frame. Within the frame, diagonal triple fillets form lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each with a circular floral or lamb and flag stamp, a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, and ‘Maria', ‘Ihesus', and ‘Iohannes' scrolls; a small circular floral stamp at each intersection. On the lower cover a circular stag stamp instead of the circular floral one, and an extra lozenge-shaped eagle stamp. Rebacked. One parchment index tab on A1.
Size: 215 × 145 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 208 × 133 mm.
Initials, some with reserved white decoration, paragraph marks, and underlining of chapter headings supplied in red; capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Bernardus Saxenius Volckmariensis (fl. 1602); inscription on the verso of the front parchment endleaf: ‘Bernardus Saxenius Volckmariensis est possessor huius libri Anno 1602'. Purchased for ‘fl. 3' from Gilhofer & Ranschburg, Catalogue 3 (1885), no. 66; see Library Bills (1885), no. 210.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.23.
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