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Bod-Inc: P-488


Proverbia communia metrice conscripta [Latin and Low German].


Analysis of Content

a2r Proverbia communia metrice conscripta. ‘Incipiunt prouerbia seriosa in theutonico prima, deinde in latino sibi in uicem consonantia'. Incipit:`[A]chter rugghe leert men beest kennen | Dicitur absente me, quod non me residente . . .’ R. Jente, Proverbia Communia. A Fifteenth-century Collection of Dutch Proverbs together with the Low German Version, Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series, 4 (Bloomington, Ind., 1947).

c10v [Title-page.]


Imprint: [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1486-9]. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned by Sheppard. Campbell, Pr, and Polain assign to [Deventer: Richard Pafraet].


Collation: a b8 c10.

Types: Types: 180 G, title; 75 G, text. Capital spaces.

Leaves: 26 leaves, the first blank.

Line number: 36 lines (a5r).

Type area: Type area: 135 ×85 mm (a5r).

Remarks: Leaf a2r: ‘Incipiunt prouerbia ſerioſa in theutonico p̓ma. deinde in la | tino ſibijnuicē conſonantia. iudicio collis gentis pulcherrima. | ac in hominū colloquijs cōmunia.'; c9v: ‘Finiūtur prouerbia cōmunia.'; c10v: ‘Prouerbia cōmunia | metrice conſcripta.’


ISTC: ip01025100

BMC: BMC IX 122;

Proctor: Pr 1386;

Others: HPT II pls 213 and 214; Sheppard 963.

LCN: 14087179


Copy number: P-488(1)

Bound with:
2. Theobaldus, Physiologus de naturis duodecim animalium. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, before 23 Mar. 1489] (T‑067);
3. Carmen de purgatorio divi Patricii (trans. Burchardus de Horneck). Memmingen: [Albrecht Kunne, c.1500?] (P‑544).

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

The title page (formerly positioned as c10 with the title on the verso) has been placed (in reverse) as a1. Letters ‘d' and ‘c' in the upper right of the first leaf of items 1 and 2 suggests that they were formerly (in the sixteenth century?) bound together in reverse order.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) half parchment with paper boards and sprinkled blue-edged leaves.

Size: 192 × 133 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 183 × 125 mm.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 6. 6; see Books Purchased (1860), 71.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.87(1).

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