Nicolaus de Lyra
Postilla super totam Bibliam (ed. Johannes Andreas de Bussis).
Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Bussis] Johannes Andreas [de], Bishop of Aleria: [Letter addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Bussi 70-3.
[a2v] [Table of contents.]
[b2r] Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Primus prologus'. [The entire volume was edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis.] PL CXIII 25-30. See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5829, and Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 159.
[b3v] Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Prologus secundus'. PL CXIII 29-34. See Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 159.
[b5v] Nicolaus de Lyra: [Postilla litteralis. Gn–II Par, OrMan]. Incipit: ‘ “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Obmissis diuissionibus curiosis, accipio illam que magis . . .’ Explicit: quoniam te laudat . . .seculorum. Amen See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5829-923, 5929-74, and Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 157-75, with this edition listed at 155; see also B‑315.
[AA5r] ‘Registrum super Iosue, Iudicum, Ruth, Regum et Paralyppominon'.
[AA7r] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis, illustris lector, quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificum nomina nosse lege'; 6 lines of verse. See Walther, Initia, 1610. The verse is followed by the location of the press and the date of printing.
[2a2r] [Nicolaus de Lyra: Postilla litteralis. I Esr–Sir]. Incipit: ‘ “[E]rit sacerdos super solio suo” Zacharie vi [Za 6,13]. Secundum quod in libris dictum est Deus sub ratione absoluta . . .’ Explicit: ad finem fortiter . . .seculorum. Amen
[2BB9v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis, illustris lector, quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificum nomina nosse lege'; 6 lines of verse. The verse is followed by the location of the press and the date of printing.
[3a1r] [Bussis] Johannes Andreas [de], Bishop of Aleria: [Letter addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Bussi 73-82.
[3b1v] [Table of contents.]
[3b2r] [Nicolaus de Lyra: Postilla litteralis. Is–II Mcc]. Incipit: ‘ “[H]erusalem euangelistam dabo” Esa xli [Is 41,27]. Secundum quod dicit beatus Hieronymus in epistola ad Paulinum de omnibus sacre scripture . . .’ Explicit: mysterum uerbi incarnati . . .Amen
[3T6v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis, illustris lector, quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificum nomina nosse lege'; 6 lines of verse. The verse is followed by the location of the press and the date of printing.
[4a1v] [Table of contents.]
[4a2r] Nicolaus de Lyra: [Postilla litteralis. Mt–Io]. Incipit: ‘ “[Q]uattuor facies uni” Ezechielis primo [Ez 1,6]. Secundum quod scribit beatus Gregorius super Ezechielem . . .’ Explicit: ad contemplandum facie . . .Amen
[5a1v] [Table of contents.]
[5a2r] [Bussis] Johannes Andreas [de], Bishop of Aleria: [Letter addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Bussi 82-4.
[5b1r] Nicolaus de Lyra: [Postilla litteralis. Act–Apc]. Incipit: ‘ “[E]cce descripsi eam tibi tripliciter” Prouerbiorum xxii [Prv 22,20]. Quod uerbum de sapientie descriptione dicitur sapientia . . .’ The commentary on Act comes between those on Hbr and Iac, rather than at the beginning of the volume.
[4H10r] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis, illustris lector, quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificum nomina nosse lege'; 6 lines of verse. The verse is followed by the location of the press and the date of printing.
Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1471-2. Folio.
Remarks: In five parts; dated: (I) 18 Nov. 1471; (II) 26 May 1472; (III) 14 Jan. 1472; (IV) [undated]; (V) 13 Mar. 1472 (Prefatory letter dated 20 Mar. 1472).
Collation: Part I: [a2 b c10 d–f8 g–i10 k12 l–n10 o12 p–r10 s t8 v–y10 z12 A–C10 D12 E–P10 Q8 R10 S8 T–Y10 Z AA8]; part II: [2a12 b–d10 e f8 g–i10 k l8 m n10 o–q8 r10 s8 t–z10 A8 B C10 D E8 F G10 H–K8 L–O10 P8 Q–Z AA BB10]; part III: [3a6 b–d10 e12 f–h10 i12 k10 l–o8 p–s10 t8 v–z A–L10 M8 N10 O P8 Q–S10 T8]; part IV: [4a b10 c8 d10 e12 f10 g8 h6 i10 k12 l10 m8 n6 o10 p12 q–v10 x y8 z10 aa bb8]; part V: [5a2 b c10 d12 e f10 g8 h i10 k8 l m10 n8 o p10 q8 r–x10 y8 z A–C10 D8 E–H10].
Hain: HC *10363;
Goff: Goff N‑131;
BMC: BMC IV 14;
Proctor: Pr 3321-5;
Others: BSB‑Ink N‑110; CIBN N‑73; Gosselin 406, no. 12; Hillard 1441; Oates 1364-5; Rhodes 1234; Sheppard 2638. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV.
LCN: 14466586, 14466670, 14468077
Copy number: N-056(1)
Parts I–V, bound in five volumes.
Wanting the following blank leaves: volume 1: [1 b1] and [AA8]; volume 2: [2 a1] and [BB10]; volume 3: [3 a1-2] and [3 T7-8].
In volume 1 the sheets of gathering [g] are misbound in the following order: [1, 4, 2, 5, 3]. Leaves [4 a1] and [4 H10] have been torn out, and mounted. A few initials have been torn away (the ‘D' on [1 y9v], the ‘H' on [3 t1r], the ‘Q' on [4 a2r], the ‘P' on [5 h6r], and the ‘P' on [5 k6r]) the loss of text being made good in manuscript.
Binding: For each volume, eighteenth-century calf with red marbled pastedowns, and gold-tooled spines. Upper cover of volume 1 almost detached, lower cover loose, spine damaged. Volumes 2 and 4 have been rebound: volume 4 formerly contained the commentary on the Psalms, as indicated by the following note in a seventeenth-century(?) hand on [2 m10v] of volume 2: ‘Vide tomum 4m ubi est expositio Psalmor.' This commentary has since been relocated in its correct position in volume 2. This work was carried out in 1949 by L. F[ifield] in the Bodleian Library's bindery (signature at the tail of the rear endleaf of volume 2: ‘LF 13.10.49'). The size of the part of the text-block in volume 3 is also different.
Size: Vol. 1: 423 × 303 × 90 mm; vol. 2: 422 × 302 × 93 mm; vol. 3: 422 × 300 × 92 mm; vol. 4: 423 × 300 × 59 mm; vol. 5: 422 × 298 × 68 mm.
Size of leaf: 400 × 275 mm.
Some catchphrases added in gathering [1 g] in a sixteenth-century hand(?). Occasional early annotations, including ‘nota' marks and pointing hands. The name of the author and the title are written in an eighteenth-century(?) hand in the upper margin of [1 z1r], also two notes, the first in the lower margin of [2 m10v], the second in the upper margin of [2 L1r], both in the same hand, and relating to the location of the commentary on Psalms in volume 4. Partly erased note in the upper margin of [bb8v]: ‘Die 17 Decembris 1551'.
Principal five- to eight-line initials are supplied in red, some with faded brown or blue pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins, or in blue with red pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins; on [1 b5v] a full decorative border is supplied in red pen-work; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; other two- and three-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and headlines are supplied in red.
Provenance: Purchased for £21. 0. 0: see Books Purchased (1826), 11.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 2.6-10.
Copy number: N-056(2)
Volume 5 only; not in Sheppard.
Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) parchment over pasteboards; rebacked. The name of the author and the title of the work are written on the spine. The text-block is rather larger than the covers, suggesting that the binding was probably made for a different book.
Size: 373 × 257 × 85 mm.
Size of leaf: 366 × 252 mm.
Early marginal and interlinear annotations, including comments on and corrections to the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands. Irregular early foliation (roman numerals, v–ccxxx) in black ink in the upper margin. Some of the marginal notes have been cropped.
On [5 b1r] an Italian three-quarter white vine-stem border on a blue, maroon, and green ground incorporating a seven-line epigraphic initial ‘E' is supplied in gold, with the border edged in gold, and with foliate extensions and some gold dotting in the outer margin. In the lower margin is a circular area enclosed by a green wreath, reserved for a coat of arms which was never supplied. Other principal six- and seven-line epigraphic initials, many with black or brown pen-work decoration including human faces, are supplied in red or blue; other two-line epigraphic initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; running headings supplied in red, some cropped.
Provenance: Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; accession number: ‘R 2070'; purchased from Hans P. Kraus in 1964 for £1540. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 97.1.
Copy number: N-056(3)
Fragment: one leaf only: [1 h10].
Binding: Bound in a modern green crushed morocco cover.
Size of fragment: 373 × 272 mm.
A two-line epigraphic initial ‘P' is supplied in blue on the recto.
Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914). Miriam Robinette Tomkinson (1916-1986); according to an accompanying note, this fragment was found among Bywater's papers by Robin Tomkinson in 1973; book-plate. Presented by M. R. Tomkinson in 1984.
SHELFMARK: Byw. adds. 19.
Copy number: N-056(4)
Fragment: one leaf only: [1 T3].
Issued with Edwin Hall, Sweynheym & Pannartz and the Origins of Printing in Italy: German Technology and Italian Humanism in Renaissance Rome (McMinnville, Ore., 1991).
Binding: Stored in a modern blue cloth box.
Size of leaf: 372 × 265 mm.
A two-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in blue on the recto.
Provenance: One of the disbound leaves purchased to be issued with Hall's book from Smallwood & Randall, Cirencester: see Hall 130. Acquired by 27 June 1997; dated Bodleian stamp.
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