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Bod-Inc: N-102

Nider, Johannes

Die vierundzwanzig goldenen Harfen [German].


Analysis of Content

[*1v] ‘Register'.

[a2r] [Introductory note about the translation.] Incipit: ‘[H]ie hebt sich an das aller nüczlichest . . .’ The note mentions ‘Bruder Heinrich prediger Ordens zu Nürnberg'; this note has been ascribed to Meister Hans, Pfarrer zu S. Mauritius in Augsburg, in MS. Leitmeritz, KapuzinerB, HSA, I 3, fol. I,1r; see Leitmeritz, Bibliothek des Kapuzinerklosters. Handschriftenarchiv der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften; zur Zeit als Depositum in Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Haus 2), Kasten 167. See J. W. Dahmus, ‘Fifth-century Monastic Wine in a Fifteenth-century Bottle', in Medieval Sermons and Society: Cloister, City, University, ed. J. Hamesse et al., Textes et Études du Moyen Ǎge, 9 (Louvain-La-Neuve, 1998), 241-59, at 243-4.

[a2r] [Nider, Johannes]: Die vierundzwanzig goldenen Harfen. Incipit: ‘[S]anctus Iohannes der ewangelist schreibt in dem bůch der heimlichen . . .’ Explicit: versteet man wol/d3 got dyenen leicht ist. Amen A revision and German translation of Johannes Cassianus, Collationes patrum. See J. W. Dahmus, ‘Preaching to the Laity in Fifteenth-Century Germany: Johannes Nider's Harps', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 34 (1983), 55-68; Kaeppeli II 500-15 no. 2549; VL VI 971-7.


Imprint: [Augsburg]: Johann Bämler, [before 22 Apr. 1472]. Folio.


Collation: [*2 a12 b–k10 l10+1 m–q10 r8].


ISTC: in00222000

Hain: H *11846;

Goff: Goff N‑222;

BMC: BMC II 330;

Proctor: Pr 1600;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑177; Sheppard 1189.

LCN: 14468741


Copy number: N-102(1)

Wanting leaves [*1-2] containing the register, and the blank leaves [a1] and [r8].

The text on [a2r] as BMC, not as H.

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century quarter calf over wooden boards blind-tooled with fillets and an ornamental tool on the outer edge only. One catch lost and remains of a clasp. ‘S. A. & L.' in gilt on leather label at tail of the spine.

Size: 287 × 220 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 200 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in Latin in a sixteenth-century hand.

On [a2r] an eight-line initial ‘S' is supplied in red with pink pen-work decoration and green and pink foliate extensions into the margins to form a border. Other two- to seven-line initials are supplied in red, some with green and pink foliate decoration extending into the margin. Paragraph marks and underlining of chapter headings are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Book-plate removed and carefully erased inscription on [r7v]. ‘175 N 32' in brown ink on rear pastedown. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Inc. Typ. N. 982' in brown ink on the front endleaf and ‘Dupl' in pencil on verso of the same leaf. Purchased for £1. 5. 0: see Books Purchased (1853), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.22.

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