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Bod-Inc: P-076

Pelagius, Alvarus

De planctu ecclesiae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Preface.] ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[P]rincipium operis continet prohemium libri . . .’ Explicit: correcta tabula et explicit. Deo gracias’

[a8v] Pelagius, Alvarus: De planctu ecclesiae [dedicated to] Johannes XXII, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[O]optimis(!) moribus et virtutibus adornato quia virtutes secundum beatum Gregorium in omelia de apostolo ornamenta celorum sunt . . .’ Explicit: porro gloria, etc.’ On this work see Nicolas Iung, Un franciscain, théologien du pouvoir pontifical au xive siècle: Alvaro Pelayo, évêque et pénitencier de Jean XXII, L'église et l'état au moyen âge, 3 (Paris, 1931), 33-55, with this edition noted at 50. For the dedication see BSB‑Ink; Iung 34 records the dedicatee as being Cardinal Petrus Gomesius (†1348).

[ff8v] Pelagius, Alvarus: ‘Subscriptio' [recording that the author completed and corrected the work first in 1335, and then corrected it again in 1340]. Incipit: ‘Subscriptio compilantis opus prescriptum manu propria vna vice correxi . . .’ Explicit: vero parte xciii’ On the revisions see Iung 37.

[ff8v] [Colophon including remarks about the work.] Incipit: ‘Summa notabilissima valde omnibus spiritualibus ac secularibus . . .’

[*1r] Dominici, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Gregorius XI, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[S]anctissimo ac beatissimo patri domino domino Gregorio diuina prouidentia pape xi, frater Petrus dominici sacre pagine professor ordinis heremitarum sancti Augustini cum debita reuerentia pedum oscula beatorum quoniam, beatissime pater, vos estis vnus . . .’ Explicit: inueniet quod optat’

[*1r] Dominici, Petrus: [Table of contents.] ‘Tabula planctus ecclesie alphabetice compilata'.’


Imprint: Ulm: Johann Zainer, 26 Oct. 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–i10 k12 l m10 n4 A6 B–P10 Q8 R10 S8 T–Z aa bb10 cc–ff8 [*]8].

Remarks: Collation for gatherings [k–n] as Sheppard, and BSB‑Ink, not as BMC; BSB‑Ink gives collation for gathering [T] as [T10-1].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials: see Schramm and BMC.


ISTC: ip00249000

Hain: H *891;

Goff: Goff P‑249;

BMC: BMC II 523;

Proctor: Pr 2504;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑461; CIBN P‑95; Sack, Freiburg, 2695; Schramm V p. 18 and pl. 101; Schreiber V 4904; Sheppard 1794-5.

LCN: 14442955


Copy number: P-076(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

[T3] is cut away, without loss of text.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled doe-skin over wooden boards; two clasps and catches, and the central boss and four corner-pieces on each cover lost. On each cover triple fillets form an outer border. Further triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with a repeated floral roll. Eighteenth-century titles printed on coloured paper on the spine.

Size: 457 × 303 × 151 mm.

Size of leaf: 440 × 285 mm.

In the first six gatherings initials are coloured in red; paragraph marks, also capital and paragraph mark strokes, and underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Asbach an der Rott, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Matthaeus, Benedictus; inscription on [a2r] in a seventeenth-century(?) hand: ‘In usum FF. Aspacensium'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 1.11.

Copy number: P-076(2)

Gathering [*] is bound first in this copy. [T3] has been cut away, without loss of text.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 466 × 325 × 145 mm.

Size of leaf: 453 × 309 mm.

Some marginal titles and other annotations. Occasional ‘nota' marks and pointing hands.

Initials are coloured in red; capital and paragraph mark strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Pauline Hermits; inscription on [*1r] in a seventeenth-century(?) hand: ‘Monasterii Neustadiensis ordinis Sancti Pauli p[rimi] Er[emitae].' Unidentified engraved book-plate, 99 × 140 mm; within an ornamental frame, Minerva seated, receiving books from six winged cherubs; in cartouche above: ‘Minerva duce'; below, a shield surmounted by a coronet, or, a crane with its vigilance, holding a serpent in its beak; inscribed: ‘B. Picart inv. F[rederik]. Ottens fe. 1727'; Sheppard notes that Clark did not find the book-plate in Linnig. J.-G. Michiels (fl. 1775); inscription on the Minerva book-plate: ‘De la bibliotheque du Capitaine Michiels'; stamp (twice) on [*1r] in red, and on [ff8v] in black: ‘Captne Michiels'. Gaspard Joseph de Servais (1735-1807); inscription on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘Bibliothèque: G. J. De Servais'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on the recto of the front endleaf; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 228. Purchased for £3. 5. 0 according to Books Purchased (1834), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub fen. 1.8.

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