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Bod-Inc: P-045

Paulus Burgensis

Scrutinium scripturarum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Paulus Burgensis: Scrutinium scripturarum: [Preface]. ‘Incipit dialogus qui vocatur scrutinium scripturarum . . .quem composuit post additiones positas ad postillam Nicolai de Lyra Anno domini M. cccc. xxxiiii etatis sue anno lxxxi.’ Incipit: ‘  “[S]crutamini scripturas in quibus putatis vitam habere eternam” . . . [Io 5,39]. Christus volens iudeos instruere circa ipsius cognitionem . . .’

[a2v] [List of contents.]

[a2v] Paulus Burgensis: Scrutinium scripturarum. ‘Capitulum primum'. Incipit: ‘[O] Paule audiui quod magister tuus dum viueret dicebat magistris nostris . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, IV 194-8 no. 6328.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1470]. Folio.


Collation: [a b10 c12 d–k10 l8 m–r10 s12 t–x10 y6].


ISTC: ip00201000

Hain: HC *10763;

Goff: Goff P‑201;

BMC: BMC I 54;

Proctor: Pr 209;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑45; CIBN P‑70; Oates 77; Rhodes 1322; Sack, Freiburg, 2654; Sheppard 141-4.

LCN: 14441410


Copy number: P-045(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled German pigskin over wooden boards, with one metal clasp and two catches. Manuscript title on a rectangular parchment label at the head of the upper cover; yellow-edged leaves. On the upper cover, triple fillets form a frame; diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, decorated with a square dragon stamp; four small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps at the intersection of the diagonal fillets. On the lower cover, double fillets form a frame; diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into four triangular compartments, each decorated with a rectangular decorative stamp; the fleur-de-lis stamp at the intersection of the diagonal fillets, the dragon stamp at each corner.

Size: 305 × 220 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 208 mm.

Pastedowns consist of two consecutive leaves of a French thirteenth-century manuscript of polyphonic music of the Notre Dame repertory.

Early manuscript gathering numbering in the lower left-hand corner of the recto of the first leaf. Early signatures partially visible in the upper and lower right-hand corner and of the rectos.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Maulbronn, Württemberg, Cistercians; inscription on [y4v]: ‘Codex beatissime Virginis Marie in Mulbron. Comperatus sub Johanne Riescher de Laudemburg Abbate ibidem. Anno domini 1473.’ Perhaps the copy purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.17.

Copy number: P-045(2)

The blank leaf [g10] is misbound between gatherings [p] and [q].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; brown-edged leaves.

Size: 297 × 219 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 198 mm.

On [a1r] an eight-line initial ‘S' is supplied in pink in the shape of a mythical animal, within a square gold ground surrounded by a blue frame, and with floral and foliate decoration extending into the margin to make a border, supplied in pink, blue, green, and gold; a peacock in the lower margin. On [a2v] an initial ‘O' is supplied in blue with white pen-work decoration, within a square gold ground; the area defined by the letter is supplied in pink. Large initials are supplied in interlocked red and gold or red, blue, and gold. Other initials are supplied in red, sometimes with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Henry Phantouch (fl. 1501-1530); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Magister Henricus Phantouch Archidiaconus Zetland' anno domini M 5c xxx'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, I (1834), lot 5541, sold for £0. 5. 6. Purchased for £0. 10. 6 according to Books Purchased (1841), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.23.

Copy number: P-045(3)

Wanting the blank leaf [y6]. Sheet [m3] is bisbound between [m5 and [m6].

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of two leather clasps and yellow-edged leaves. Catches, corner-pieces and centrepiece lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of lower cover. Sixteenth/seventeenth-century manuscript title on paper label at head of the spine. ‘Sc' in brown ink at tail of the spine. Triple fillets form a triple frame. A repeated lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp surrounds the outer frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame a repeated square rosette stamp. Within the following frame a repeated square lamb and flag stamp. The inner rectangle is decorated with a lozenge-shaped floral and foliate stamp. On the lower cover, within the outer frame a repeated rectangular foliate grape stamp. Within the following frame a repeated square dragon stamp. The inner rectangle is decorated with a lozenge-shaped stork stamp.

Size: 302 × 221 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 208 mm.

Occasional ‘nota' marks in red ink, by the rubricator. Also a few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and pointing hands, in an early hand.

On [a1r] an eight-line initial ‘S' is supplied in red with brown pen-work decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Kelheim, Bavaria, Franciscans, S. Maria; inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Pertinet ad Cellam Tertiam Conuentus Kelhamensis' and on [a1r]: ‘Ad Conuentum Patrum Franciscanorum Kelhamii. Pro Cella Tertia'; ‘SMK' stamp in the lower margin of the same leaf: ‘Sancte Marie Kelheimensis', remains of the stamp on the upper edge. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on front pastedown. Perhaps the copy purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 10, i.e. £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 4.37.

Copy number: P-045(4)

Wanting the blank leaf [y6].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 305 × 223 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 198 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text, in an early hand.

Initials, paragraph marks, and running headlines are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Seemannshausen, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, S. Maria Magdalena; inscription on [a1r] in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘Conuentus Seemanshusani Ord. Erem. S. P. Augustini'. Date of acquisition unknown.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.24.

Copy number: P-045(5)

Wanting the blank leaves [g10], [y5-6].

Preceded by an advertisement (P‑049). A letter to A. Ehrman from William H. Schab, dated 17 Mar. 1955, is preserved within the book, also a cutting containing the article on the advertisement by V. Scholderer (for which see P‑049).

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled in imitation of a fifteenth-century binding, for the Duke of Arenberg. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 304 × 230 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 212 mm.

Early manuscript signatures partially visible.

Title on [a1r], initials, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Asbach an der Rott, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Matthaeus, Benedictus; inscription on [a1r]: ‘In usum Fratrum Aspacensium'. Engelbert-Karl Arenberg, 10th Duke of Arenberg (1899-1974); his arms on the binding. William H. Schab. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased with the advertisement from Schab in 1955 for £460; accession no. ‘R 1357-8'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 94.1.

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