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Bod-Inc: O-036

Otto von Passau

Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron [Dutch] Boeck des gulden throens.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] [Table of contents.]

[*4r] [Otto von Passau]: Boeck des gulden throens. [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[S]anctus Johannes euangelista sach inden boeke der godliker openbaringhe . . .’

a1r [Otto von Passau]: Boeck des gulden throens. Incipit: ‘[D]ie alre(!) eerste oude wijst . . .’ See Schmidt 240-1 no. 8; VL VII 229-34.


Imprint: Haarlem: Jacob Bellaert, 25 Oct. 1484. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–q8 r10.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: io00125000

Hain: HC 12132;

Goff: Goff O‑125;

BMC: BMC IX 101;

Proctor: Pr 9171;

Others: BBFN 129; Campbell 1343; CIBN O‑77; Oates 3649-51; HPT I 73-4, II 426; ILC 1675; Sheppard 7029-30.

LCN: 14537267


Copy number: O-036(1)

Bound with B‑189(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 271 × 194 mm.

Wanting the blank leaf r10.

‘1131' in brown ink on the verso of the front endleaf. On r9v bibliographical notes in Dutch in a nineteenth-century hand. On rear endleaf, three lines of devotional text in an eighteenth-century hand, in Dutch.

Initials are supplied in red or blue, some with reserved white decoration. Capital strokes in red.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.43(2).

Copy number: O-036(2)

Wanting the blank leaves [*1] and r10. Leaf [*4] bound before [*2].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf, with sprinkled red-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 290 × 205 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 200 mm.

The woodcuts are coloured in red, green, and yellow. Principal initials are supplied in blue or interlocked red and blue, with reserved white decoration and red pen-work decoration, touched with green wash, extending into the margin to form a border. Decoration from Haarlem; see M. Hülsmann and R. Nieuwstraten, ‘Haarlem en Noord-Holland', Kriezels, aubergines en takkenbossen: Randversiering in Nordneederlandse handschriften uit de vijftiende eeuw, ed. A. S. Korteweg (Zutphen, 1992), 84-115 and pl. 80. Other initials are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Haarlem, Netherlands, Franciscan Tertiary Nuns, S. Anna; inscription on r9r: ‘Dit boec hoert toe den susteren van sinte Marien conuent binnē Haerlem in sinte Jans straet en̄ heeft ghege[n]en pieternel dircs(?) d' en̄ marijtgen maertens d' onse susteren tot een testement'. Purchased from Asher & Co. for £2. 15. 0; see Library Bills (1851-5), 77; Books Purchased (1853), 65.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.23.

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