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Bod-Inc: R-049


Phagifacetus, sive De moribus et facetiis mensae [Latin and German] (trans. Sebastian Brant).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘De moribus et facetiis mense.’

a2r [Reinerus]: Phagifacetus, siue De moribus et facetiis mensae. ‘Thesmophagia'. Incipit: ‘[R]es rerum natura parens ita concipit omnes | Et parit ut nate potuque ciboque dietim'; 3 hexameters.

a2r [Reinerus]: Phagifacetus, siue De moribus et facetiis mensae. Translated by Sebastian Brant; see colophon on c6r. Sebastian Brants Tischzucht: (Thesmophagia 1490): Edition und Wortindex, ed. S. Umbach (Wiesbaden, 1995), 39-71, supplying the Latin and German texts alternately. Three to six lines of Latin are followed by their German translation. See VL VII 1161-5; Henkel, Schultexte, 203-6, 297-9; Sebastian Brants Tischzucht, 14-15 (on the titles), and 21-5, with this edition at 24-5.

c6r [Colophon.] ‘Translatum in teuthonicum Basilee per Sebastianum Brant, Utriusque iuris doctorem anno etc. nonagesimo kalendis Aprilibus'.


Imprint: [Basel: Michael Furter, after 1 Apr. 1490]. 4°.


Collation: a8 b c6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ir00138000

Hain: HC 6900;

Goff: Goff R‑138;


Proctor: Pr 7719 = 7720;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑127; CIBN R‑84; Sack, Freiburg, 3038; Sheppard 2510.

LCN: 14062969


Copy number: R-049(1)

Bound with:
1. Nigellus Wirecker, Speculum stultorum. Cologne: [Cornelis de Zierikzee], 28 Feb. 1499 (W‑027(2)).

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century light brown calf; gilt titles on red leather labels; marbled pastedowns; item 1 has speckled red-edged leaves.

Size: 202 × 143 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 135 mm.

Paragraph marks and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834. This item was stolen from the Bodleian by Bruno Pagano (b. c.1942), using the name ‘C. B. Poli' on 12 June 1978, and was recovered on 14 Sept. The book-plate of Douce had been removed, but has since been replaced. An unsigned note (by C. Hurst) about the theft, together with the shelfmark, have been added in pencil on the recto of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Douce 82(2).

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