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Bod-Inc: P-184

Petrus Comestor

Historia scholastica.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Table of contents.]

[a1r] Petrus [Comestor]: ‘Prologus epistolaris' [addressed to] Guilhelmus [de Champagne], Archbishop of Sens. PL CXCVIII 1053-5; Eine deutsche Schulbibel des 15. Jahrhunderts. Historia scholastica des Petrus Comestor in deutschen Auszug mit lateinischem Paralleltext, ed. Hans Vollmer, 2 vols (Berlin, 1925, 1927), I 1-2; see Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 6543.

[a1r] Petrus [Comestor]: Historia scholastica. PL CXCVIII 1055-1722; Eine deutsche Schulbibel, ed. Vollmer, I 2-360, II 369-841; see Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 6544-65.


Imprint: [Augsburg]: Günther Zainer, 1473. Folio.


Collation: [*6 a–h10 i6 k–y10].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ip00458000

Hain: H *5531;

Goff: Goff P‑458;

BMC: BMC II 319;

Proctor: Pr 1539;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑301; CIBN P‑223; Sheppard 1145-6.

LCN: 14489985, 14490076


Copy number: P-184(1)

Leaf [t6v], col. 2, penultimate line: ‘ . . . Poſtqu m gall9 bis | vocem dederit. Ter me es negaturus es | . . .’ Sheet [a5.6] is bound in reverse order. Sheets [r4.7] and [r5.6] have changed places with sheets [s4.7] and [s5.6] in binding. Both of these misbindings have clearly been in place since the fifteenth century, given the notes in the lower margins of [a4v], [a5v], and [a6v], and of [r3v] and [s3v] in fifteenth-century hands, alerting readers to the problems.

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

Size: 422 × 295 × 51 mm.

Size of leaf: 405 × 267 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear corrections to the text, also ‘nota' marks. On [a3r] is a drawing of a bird in red over black ink. On the lower pastedown are the remains of a leaf containing a manuscript index(?) in a fifteenth-century hand.

Paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red; woodcut initials are coloured in red, green, and blue.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 14. 6; see Books Purchased (1843), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 2.18.

Copy number: P-184(2)

Wanting the blank leaves [y9-10].

Leaf [y8] has been repaired. Leaf [t6v], col. 2, penultimate line: ‘ . . . Priuſqu m gallus | bis vocem dederit Ter me es negaturus | . . .' Sheet [a5.6] is bound in reverse order.

Binding: Eighteenth-century plain calf; gold-tooled spine; red-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 395 × 286 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 390 × 265 mm.

On [*1r] is a faded note of the title of the work in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.

Paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red; woodcut initials are coloured in red and green.

Provenance: Kegel(?); coat of arms on [a1r] between the two columns of text: gules, two ninepins from sinister, argent; see Otto Titan von Hefner, Handbuch der theoretischen und praktischen Heraldik, I (Munich, 1861), pl. XXI no. 873 for this form of ninepin; Sheppard suggests an attribution to ‘Kegel'. ‘No. 243' in violet ink; the same as in Auct. 1Q 1.14 (A‑030), and also the same binding. George Hibbert (1757-1837); sale (1829), lot 2275. Purchased by Heber for £1. 10. 0, according to his note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘2275 Hibbert's sale 1829 1. 10 -'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on the recto of the front endleaf; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 1801. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.15.

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