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.
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.
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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