Pelbartus de Themeswar
Stellarium coronae beatae Mariae virginis.
Analysis of Content
a2r [Pelbartus de Themeswar]: ‘Prologus'.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam ut ait beatissimus ille Gregorius Maximus indignus est dandis . . .’ Explicit: laudem sine fine. Amen’
a2r [List of contents.] ‘Diuisio huius operis'.
a2v [Pelbartus de Themeswar]: Stellarium coronae beatae Mariae virginis. Incipit: ‘ “[A]b eterno ordinata(!) sum et ex antiquis antequam terra fieret”, Prouerbio viii [Prv 8,23]. Mira charissimi Dei nostri erga vos homines dignatio . . .’ Explicit: ex hac vita vocauit’
D5v [Pelbartus de Themeswar]: ‘Conclusio huius operis et recommendatio'.’ Incipit: ‘[U]t igitur finem huic operi imponam . . .’ Explicit: per secula seculorum. Amen’
D5v [Verse recording that the work is in honour of S. Franciscus and Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.] Incipit: ‘Opere nunc isto perfecto gloria Christo | Laudibus hic insto coronas martyri dei sisto'; 4 hexameters.
[*1r] [Table of contents.] ‘Tabula'.
Imprint: Hagenau: Heinrich Gran, for Johannes Rynman, 2 May 1498. Folio.
Collation: a–x8.8.6 y z8 A B6 C8 D6 [*]8.
Remarks: Collation as BSB‑Ink, not as BMC, which, collates ‘ . . . D [*]6’. Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed; [*1] is unnumbered, [*2] is numbered ‘i', etc.
Hain: HC *12563 = H 12566;
Goff: Goff P‑258;
BMC: BMC III 686;
Proctor: Pr 3194;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑137; CIBN P‑97; Rhodes 1339; Sack, Freiburg, 2702; Sheppard 2237.
Copy number: P-080(1)
Leaf D6 is blank, and is followed by a gathering of 8 leaves containing the table, leaves 2-5 being signed i–iiii, with the last leaf blank. A list of contents in a sixteenth-century hand on the front pastedown reveals that four works (Albertus Magnus, De arte praedicandi, Thomas Aquinas, De modo praedicandi, Albertus Magnus, De adhaerendo Deo, and Johannes de Turrecremata, Contemplationes), which had previously been bound in this volume, have since been removed.
Binding: Contemporary German (unidentified, Kyriß workshop, no. 138) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two metal catches; two clasps lost, also four corner-pieces and a central boss from each cover. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form a frame. The inner rectangle is divided by further intersecting triple fillets, first into four rectangular compartments, which are, in turn, divided by triple fillets into four triangular compartments. At each point of intersection of the fillets is a small circular rosette stamp (Kyriß pl. 277, no. 3); the triangular compartments are decorated with a fleuron (Kyriß pl. 277, no. 1). On the spine are remains of two paper manuscript labels, and, at the head of the upper cover, is a paper label bearing the letter ‘E' in red. Leather index tabs, some dyed red, others white.
Size: 299 × 209 × 54 mm.
Size of leaf: 283 × 194 mm.
Both pastedowns seem to have text in manuscript in two columns on the side which is pasted onto the board.
Title in red ink in a sixteenth-century hand on a1r.
Two- to six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue with red pen-work decoration; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Scar of a book-plate on the front pastedown. Regensburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Emmeramus; inscription on the front pastedown in a sixteenth-century hand(?): ‘Monasterii diui Emmerami Ratisponensis'; included in the 1501 catalogue of the monastery; see Wagner, ‘St Emmeram', 196, no. G15. Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 118; purchased in 1884 for 8 Marks; see Library Bills.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.31.
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