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Bod-Inc: N-116

Niger, Petrus

Contra perfidos Judaeos de conditionibus veri Messiae.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Niger, Petrus: ‘Prefacio' [addressed to Henricus de Abensberg] Bishop of Regensburg. Incipit: ‘[E]a que ad honorem, sanctissime, Trinitatis ac indiuidue vnitatis . . .’ Explicit: auxilio procedam See VL VI 1008-13, at 1011.

[a2v] [Niger, Petrus?: Verse, with Hebrew version of Latin, transliterated.] Incipit: ‘Messia fili altissimi confirma tu dicta mea | Messchiah ben helion tamoch attah debarai | Jhesu Nazarene miserere mei festina domine | Jeschuah hanozri huenneni maher adonai'; 10 lines of verse.

[a2v] [Verse naming the printer.] Incipit: ‘O fidei petra nunc lustra lumina Petri | Nigri uel Tetri queat ut caligine tetra'; 4 hexameters.

[a3r] Niger, Petrus: Contra perfidos Judaeos de conditionibus veri Messiae: notes and commentary in Latin on transliterated Hebrew version. Incipit: ‘  “Lapidem quem reprobauerunt edificantes factus est . . .” [Ps 117,22] Scriptum sunt verba hec psalmo 117 . . .’ Explicit: falsitatis erroris sui . . .tempore Paschali See VL VI 1011; Kaeppeli III 238-40, with this work no. 3273; Peter Herde, ‘Gestaltung und Krise des christlich-jüdischen Verhältnisse in Regensburg am Ende des Mittelalters', Zeitschrift für bayerische Landesgeschichte, 22 (1959), 359-95, repr. in Peter Herde, Abhandlungen zur fränkischen und bayerischen Kirchengesichte und zu den christlich-jüdischen Beziehungen, Quellen und Forschungen zur Geschichte des Bistums und Hochstifts Würzburg, 46 (Würzburg, 1996), 77-113, at 94-5 (376-7).

[a3r] Niger, Petrus[?]: Contra perfidos Judaeos de conditionibus veri Messiae: transliterated Hebrew version. Incipit: ‘[E]ben asser maazu habonim haitah ierosz pinna . . .’ Explicit: habin semuah

[d12v] [Colophon.]

[e1r] [Niger, Petrus?: Apparatus, including incipits of books of the Old Testament in Latin and transliterated Hebrew, notes about the Old Testament and on Hebrew grammar.] Incipit: ‘Bereschit, qui circa Latinos nominatur Genesis . . .’


Imprint: Esslingen: Conrad Fyner, 6 June 1475. Folio and 4°.


Collation: [a12 b c10 d12 e6].}

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: in00257000

Hain: H *11885;

Goff: Goff N‑257;

BMC: BMC II 514;

Proctor: Pr 2463;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑205; CIBN N‑148; Sheppard 1771.

LCN: 14052650


Copy number: N-116(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century blue marbled paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 274 × 202 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 269 × 195 mm.

Partial rubrication: on [a3r] a six-line initial ‘E' and a paragraph mark are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red on [a2r –a3r]. The text is enclosed within red rules throughout.

Provenance: Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh (1744-1811); sale (1815), lot 846; ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 147. Purchased for £0. 10. 0: see Books Purchased (1817), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.18.

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