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Bod-Inc: N-057

Nicolaus de Lyra

Postilla litteralis super totam Bibliam (cum additionibus Pauli Burgensis).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Prologus primus'. PL CXIII 25-30. See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5829 and Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 159.

[a1v] Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Prologus secundus'. PL CXIII 29-34. See Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 159.

[a2v] [Nicolaus de Lyra: Postilla litteralis. Gn–Apc.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Omissis diuissionibus curiosis, accipio illam que magis . . .’ Explicit: causa omnibus nobis. Amen See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5829-923, and Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 157-75, with this edition listed at 156.

[e8r] Paulus Burgensis: ‘Addiciones ad postillam'. PL CXIII 35-7. See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 6329.

[e8v] Paulus Burgensis: ‘Addicio super vtrumque prologum'. PL CXIII 37-50.

[f2r] ‘Copia cuiusdam littereque contra determinacionem predicte questionis a quodam magistro in sacra pagina de ordine minorum auctori additionum fuit missa'. PL CXIII 50-1.

[f2v] ‘Copia responsionis ad predictam epistolam'. PL CXIII 51-60.

[f4v] Paulus Burgensis: [Additions to Nicolaus's Postils. Gn–Apc]. Incipit: ‘[C]irca expositionem litteralem huius primi capituli . . .’ Explicit: dignetur suauiter disponere . . .per gloriam. Amen See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 6329. On the authorship see Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 370. Burgensis's additions follow Nicolaus's ‘Postilla' for each book of the Bible.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1472.] Folio.

Remarks: The copy in Freiburg has the date of rubrication, 1472: see Sack; there are copies with the printed date 1472: see Polain 2820; Sheppard dates [1472].


Collation: [a–f10 g12 h–p10 q8+1 r8 s–v10 x y6 z A–D10 E2 F–O10 P6 Q–T10 V8 X Y10 Z aa–cc8 dd–gg10 hh6 ii–ll10 mm8 nn6 oo pp10 qq8 rr–tt8 vv xx10 yy zz8 AA6 BB CC10 DD8 EE FF10 GG–II8 KK6 LL MM10 NN8 OO–RR10 SS12 TT8 VV–YY10 ZZ aaa bbb8 ccc6+1 ddd eee10 fff–iii8 kkk–ppp10 qqq12 rrr–yyy10 zzz AAA BBB8 CCC–HHH10 III8 KKK6 LLL MMM10 NNN10+1 OOO12 PPP–TTT10 VVV2+1 XXX YYY10 ZZZ4].

Remarks: Collation as Sheppard, not as BMC.


ISTC: in00133000

Hain: H *10366;

Goff: Goff N‑133;

BMC: BMC I 56;

Proctor: Pr 223;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑111; CIBN N‑74; Gosselin 408, no. 22; Polain 2820; Rhodes 1235; Sack, Freiburg, 2553; Sheppard 152-3.

LCN: 14468038, 14468042


Copy number: N-057(1)

Wanting [fff1], also the blank leaf at the end of Ps ([nn6]), and the two blank leaves [ZZZ3-4].

Bound in three volumes: volume 1: Gn–Sir, omitting Ps [shelfmark Auct. 5Q inf. 2.19]; volume 2: Is–Mcc, Ps [shelfmark Auct. 5Q inf. 2.18]; volume 3: Mt–Apc [shelfmark Auct. 5Q inf. 2.20]. Ps is misbound. The modern pencil signatures disregard this misbinding. On [ppp1] the error in printing and manuscript correction is as in BMC.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two clasps and catches lost on volumes 1 and 3, and with two catches lost, but with the remains of two clasps on volume 2. Red-edged leaves on each volume. On both covers of each volume intersecting fillets form an outer frame within which is a cresting roll. On volumes 1 and 2 triple fillets form a further frame within which is an ornamental roll containing oval wreaths with figures within; further triple fillets form the inner frame within which is an ornamental roll; on volume 3 the position of these two rolls is reversed. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with a fleuron at each corner, and with an ornamental centrepiece, different on volume 1 from those on volumes 2 and 3. The name of the author is written at the head of the spine of each volume, along with the title of the book.

Size: Vol. 1: 374 × 268 × 120 mm; vol. 2: 376 × 266 × 111 mm; vol. 3: 376 × 265 × 98 mm.

Size of leaf: 365 × 250 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including comments on the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands. In Ps the numbers have been added in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand.

Two- to nine-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, some with foliate decoration and flourishes, also paragraph marks, running headings, and foliation numbers for each volume, are all supplied in red; the initial on [yy8r] in volume 2 is in the form of a hybrid creature; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Andreas Schambeck (fifteenth century). Prüfening, Bavaria, near Regensburg, Benedictines, S. Georgius; inscription on the recto of the front endleaf of each volume: ‘Iste liber pertinet ad monasterium Sancti Georgii in Brufening quem pro studio fratrum honorabilis sacerdos dominus Andreas Schambeck felicis memorie confrater quondam ac prebendarius ibidem defunctus legauit eidem monasterio pro perpetuo anime sue remedio cuius anima requiscat in pace. Amen'. Probably a duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.18-20.

Copy number: N-057(2)

Gatherings [X–Z aa–nn] (Ps) only.

Binding: Contemporary German (Memmingen, Kyriß workshop no. 109) blind-tooled pigskin laid down over original wooden boards with remains of two metal clasps; four corner-pieces and the centre-boss lost from each cover. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On the upper cover intersecting double fillets form concentric frames; within the outer frame is a scroll stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 1) and an eagle stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 9). Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments decorated with an acorn stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 4), a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, and with a palmette stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 2) at each corner. On the lower cover intersecting double fillets form concentric frames; within the outer frame is the scroll stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 1), the eagle stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 9), and a circular lamb-and-flag stamp. The inner rectangle, with the palmette stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 2) at each corner and at the centre of each long side, is divided by further fillets into triangular compartments with a lozenge-shaped ‘IHS' stamp (Kyriß pl. 219, no. 5) at the intersection of the fillets where they form a saltire cross. At the centre is the circular lamb-and-flag stamp. There are remains of paper manuscript labels at the head of the upper cover (giving author and title), and at the head and foot of the spine.

Size: 420 × 297 × 68 mm.

Size of leaf: 412 × 290 mm.

Some early signatures in both red and black ink.

Three- to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Memmingen, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, SS. Johannes et Augustinus; inscription on [X1r] in a seventeenth-century hand(?): ‘Ad usum Fratrum Eremitarum S. Augustini Memingae'; manuscript date on [nn5v] in red crayon: ‘Anno 74 Sept[ember] 16'. Purchased for £1. 1. 0: see Books Purchased (1851), 47.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 2.19.

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