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Bod-Inc: R-065

Richardus de Bury



Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Letter, addressed to] Johann and Conrad Hist. Incipit: ‘Minimus sacerdotum optimis fratribus . . . salutem. Grauem quidem (studiosissimi impressores) . . .’ The letter is written by an anonymous editor, a priest, and dated 13 Jan. 1483.

[a2r] Richardus de Bury: Philobiblon. Incipit: ‘[U]niuersis litterarum cultoribus Richardus de Buri . . . Thesaurus desiderabilis sapientie . . .’ Explicit: fruibilis faciei conspectum See R‑064.

[a3v] ‘Capitula Philobiblon'.


Imprint: Speier: Johann and Conrad Hist, [after 13 Jan. 1483]. 4°.

Remarks: The printers are named in the prefatory letter.


Collation: [a–e8].


ISTC: ir00192000

Hain: HC Addenda *4150;

Goff: Goff R‑192;

BMC: BMC II 502;

Proctor: Pr 2400;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑169; Engel–Stalla col. 1653; Oates 1129; Sack, Freiburg, 3069; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 13958595


Copy number: R-065(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled blue morocco, with gilt-edged leaves, parchment pastedowns, and a brown silk bookmark.

Size: 205 × 145 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 137 mm.

Some early marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, in brown ink.

Provenance: Regensburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Emmeramus; inscription on [a1v]: ‘Monasterii S. Emmerani'. Date of acquisition unknown; most other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired in the 1840s and 1850s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.46.

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