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Bod-Inc: O-035

Otto von Passau

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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Woodcut.]

a2r [List of contents.]

a2v [A preface from the book to the reader.] ‘Vrsach erklerung vnd danckberkeyt diß buchs'. Incipit: ‘[A]ls du liebhabende sel von mir begeret hast . . .’ Dated 1386.

a4r Otto von Passau: Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron. [Prologue.] ‘Diß buch ist genant die vierunndzwentzig Alten . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]anctus Johannes ewangelista der sach in dem buch der heimlichen offenbarung sitzen . . .’

[a4v] Otto von Passau: Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron. Incipit: ‘Der erst alte weiset dich vff dich selber . . .’ See Schmidt 237-8 no. 6 and VL VII 229-34.


Imprint: Strasbourg: Johann Schott, 28 Mar. 1500. Folio.


Collation: a–d8.6 e–t6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: io00123000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *12130;

Goff: Goff O‑123;

BMC: BMC I 167;

Proctor: Pr 762;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑106; Oates 271; Sack, Freiburg, 2632; Schramm XX p. 30; Schreiber V 4883; Sheppard 554.

LCN: 14537323


Copy number: O-035(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with metal catches and remains of leather clasps. Triple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame, a circular eagle stamp; within the inner frame, a ‘Maria hilf' scroll. The inner rectangle (divided by fillets into triangular compartments) is decorated with a repeated lozenge-shaped eagle stamp.

Size: 315 × 213 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 208 mm.

Provenance: ‘Lienhart [ ]grrst' in brown ink at head of upper cover, in a contemporary hand. Sheppard suggests a date of purchase of 1863.


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