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Bod-Inc: R-006

Rampegollis, Antonius de

Compendium Morale siue Figurae Bibliae.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] ‘Registrum'. Incipit: ‘[N]otanda sunt de tabula subscripta tria. Primo materias distinctas per numerum . . .’

[a2r] [Rampegollis, Antonius de]: ‘Prologus' [addressed to] members of the congregation of his order in Naples (OESA, S. Giovanni a Carbonara). Incipit: ‘[R]eligiosis uiris in Christo sibi dilectis studentibus Neapolitani conuentus fratrum heremitarum ordinis Sancti Augustini frater N de Ianua . . .’ The mention of ‘N. de Janua' has prompted previous attributions of authorship to Nicolaus de Janua (cf. BMC). On the identification of the author as Antonius de Rampegollis, see J. V. Scholderer, ‘A Further Note on Nicolaus Hanapus', Gutenberg Jahrbuch (1939) 153-4. See also Perini III 111-13.

[a2v] [Rampegollis, Antonius de: Compendium Morale siue Figurae Bibliae.] ‘Liber qui dicitur Compendium Morale utilis pro sermonibus et collationibus faciendis'. Incipit: ‘  “[C]astigo corpus meum”, I. Corin. 9 [I Cor 9,27]. Abstinentia. Nota quod non est animal adeo indomitum . . .’ Concerning the title: in his preface Antonius de Rampegollis calls his work ‘Compendium figurarum'; in the prefatory letters in R‑007 it is referred to as ‘Biblia cum figuris'.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra, not after 1473]. Folio.


Collation: [*8 a–q10 r10+1].


ISTC: ir00022000

Hain: H 9359;

Goff: Goff R‑22;

BMC: BMC II 339;

Proctor: Pr 1634;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑7; Sack, Freiburg, 3017; Sheppard 1207.

LCN: 14065314


Copy number: R-006(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled leather over wooden boards; four metal bosses on each cover (the central one lost); rebacked; catches and clasps lost. On the upper cover triple fillets form a quadruple intersecting frame; within the outer frame, a repeated rosette stamp; within the next frame a repeated square rosette stamp; within the following frame a repeated floral stamp; within the inner rectangle repeated lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps. Manuscript title and shelfmark (`L.F.III', in red) on paper slips fixed to the upper cover. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 312 × 227 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 210 mm.

On the front pastedown remains of a former endleaf, containing a note in a German hand: ‘2f 13 Compendium Morale ualet pro sermonibus [et] collationibus faciendis'. On the rear pastedown remains of a former endleaf.

On a2r a seven-line Augsburg-style initial ‘R' is supplied in blue (with touches of white) on a pink ground with curling acanthus scrolling in white, all within a segmented frame of red and green. Foliate extensions in the margin in blue, red, pink, and green, with white marks. Three-line initials (sometimes with pen-flourishes extending into the inner and outer margins), and often paragraph marks and underlining within the text supplied in red.

Provenance: Caspar Augsburger, abbot of St Georgenberg (1469-91); on a2r in the lower margin the arms of the monastery of St George and of the abbot, argent, cross of St George, gules, with escutcheon en surtout, argent, a watering-can, gules. On [*2r] ‘Mon̄rij Montis S. Georgij 1661'; on [*1r] ‘In usum fratrum [Montis S. Georgij]' (the name of the monastery now erased) in a seventeenth-century German hand. Fiecht, Tyrol, Benedictines, S. Josephus (formerly St Georgenberg). Purchased for £0. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1851), 38.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.24.

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