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Bod-Inc: O-034

Otto von Passau

Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron [German].


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Register.]

[*3v] [A preface from the book to the reader.]

[a1r] Otto von Passau: Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron. [Prologue.] ‘Diß buch ist genannt die vierundczweinczig Alten . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]anctus Johannes ewangelista sahe in dem künigen buch in dem hymel siczen . . .’

[a2v] Otto von Passau: Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron. Incipit: ‘Der erste alte weiset dich minnende sele . . .’ See W. Schmidt, Die vierundzwanzig alten Ottos von Passau, Palaestra, 212 (Leipzig, 1938), 231-2 no. 1; See VL VII 229-34.


Imprint: Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 10 Mar. 1480. Folio.


Collation: [*5 a–v10 x9].

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see Schramm.


ISTC: io00119000

Hain: H *12128;

Goff: Goff O‑119;

BMC: BMC II 347;

Proctor: Pr 1671 = 1680;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑103; CIBN O‑72; Sack, Freiburg, 2627; Schramm IV p. 15 and 50; Schreiber V 4878; Sheppard 1242.

LCN: 14537233


Copy number: O-034(1)

Wanting gathering [*] containing the register, sheet [o5.6], and gathering [x].

Binding: Early nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards.

Size: 295 × 215 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 197 mm.

Marginal notes in German, mainly extracting key words(?), in an early German hand.

Woodcuts painted in several colours; in the first three gatherings woodcut initials painted red and text rubricated.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 212.

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