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Bod-Inc: N-051

Nicolaus de Lyra

Moralia super totam Bibliam.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Prologus'. PL CXIII 33-6.

[a2v] Nicolaus de Lyra: Moralia super totam Bibliam. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. In hoc capitulo mundi creatio describitur per quam . . .’ Explicit: fuit solemniter celebrari . . .amen See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5929-74, and Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 171-5, with this edition listed at 172.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Georg Husner, c.1479.] Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN, BSB‑Ink, and Sheppard; Sack dates [c.1478].


Collation: [a10 b–g8 h6 i–p8 q6 A10 B–E8 F6 G10 H–L8 M10].


ISTC: in00112000

Hain: H *10372;

Goff: Goff N‑112;

BMC: BMC I 86;

Proctor: Pr 365;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑121; CIBN N‑63; Gosselin 411, no. 59; Oates 151; Sack, Freiburg, 2562; Sheppard 302.

LCN: 14468017


Copy number: N-051(1)

Leaf [d8] damaged; leaf [M10] mutilated.

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 135) blind-tooled half pigskin over modern wooden boards, with two metal clasps and one catch, the other lost. On both covers quadruple fillets form an outer frame within which is a repeated foliate roll (Kyriß pl. 271, roll no. 2). On the upper cover further quadruple fillets form the inner rectangle which is also decorated with the repeated foliate roll; on the lower cover quadruple fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further quadruple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. Remains of a paper shelfmark label at the tail of the spine, bearing the number ‘303'. Name of the author and title of the work in manuscript at the head of the spine.

Size: 421 × 298 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 405 × 283 mm.

Manuscript title of the work in a fifteenth-century hand on [a1r]. Some signatures added in red crayon in a sixteenth-century(?) hand.

Provenance: Buxheim, Bavaria, Carthusians, BVM; inscription on [a2r] in a seventeenth-century hand(?): ‘Cartusiae in Buxheim'; stamp on [a2r]. Graf von Ostein, 1803. Sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895); Buxheim sale, lot 3300. Purchased by Falconer Madan for the Bodleian in 1884; not listed in Library Bills, 19 Feb. 1884; see also Honemann, ‘Buxheim Collection', Bod26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 2.20.

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