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Bod-Inc: R-069

Richental, Ulrich

Concilium zu Konstanz [German].


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Richental, Ulrich: Concilium zu Konstanz]. ‘Zů dem ersten uerschriben wie die Cardinal und erczbischof fürsten und herrengen costentz zů dem concilio'. Incipit:`An sant martins abend do man von der gepurd Cristizalt tausent vier hundert und vierczehen jar . . .’ Explicit: ‘uerbremit wer gancz und gar in den Reim'. ed. M. R. Buck, ‘Ulrichs von Richental Chronik des Constanzer Concils 1414 bis 1418', in Bibliothek des Litterarischen Vereins in Stuttgart, 158 (1882), 32-81, with variations; see VL VIII 53-60.


Imprint: Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 2 Sept. 1483. Folio.


Collation: [a–q10 r12 s–z A10 B8].

Illustrations: Woodcut images, coats of arms, and initials.


ISTC: ir00196000

Hain: HC Addenda, 5610;

Goff: Goff R‑196;

BMC: BMC II 350;

Proctor: Pr 1690;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. lx, no. 302; BSB‑Ink R‑178; CIBN R‑127; Oates 922-3; Sack, Freiburg, 3071–2; Schramm IV pp. 32 and 51; Schreiber V 5095; Sheppard 1248-9.

LCN: 14113127


Copy number: R-069(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [B8].

Binding: Sixteenth-century (German?) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards with bevelled edges; bosses and corner-pieces lost; remains of two metal catches and leather ties. On the front cover, triple fillets form six frames; within the second frame are alternately repeated stamped statuettes of a helmeted soldier and a lady holding a rose; within the third frame stamped four-leaf clovers and star-shaped flowers alternately repeated along the vertical, with repeated stamped clovers along the horizontal; within the fourth frame a stamped rose trellis; within the fifth frame stamped four-leaf clovers and star-shaped flowers are alternately repeated along the vertical, with stamped clovers repeated along the horizontal. The inner rectangle is divided vertically into three compartments, the left containing the stamped soldier, the right the stamped lady, and the centre three stamped star-shaped flowers. On the lower cover, triple fillets form six frames; the second, third, fourth frames as on the front cover; within the fifth frame the stamped statuettes of the soldier and lady alternately repeated. The inner rectangle contains three stamped roses. At the head of the spine the title is written in a sixteenth-century hand.

Size: 293 × 211 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 195 mm.

Woodcuts painted with various colours.

Provenance: Baumburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, S. Margareta; ‘Monasterij Baumburg' in an eighteenth-century hand over an earlier inscription on [a2r]. ‘Bibl. Lipp.'[?] on front pastedown. Erased note in pencil on front pastedown, possibly attesting Munich provenance. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 9.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 6Q 4.1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.21.

Copy number: R-069(2)

This copy is described briefly in The Bodleian Library. Heraldry. Catalogue of an Exhibition held in connection with the English Heraldry Society 1967 (Oxford, 1967), 19, no. 16.

Wanting [k5] and the blank leaves [a1] and [B8].

Leaf [o1] is misbound after [p7].

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; the title on a black leather label on the spine. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover.

Size: 287 × 200 × 54 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 180 mm.

From [r1v] onwards frequent marginal notes in Italian in an early sixteenth-century Italian hand (supplying the date 1512 on [r1v]), beside the coats of arms, providing country names and sometimes further information concerning the bearers. On [p7r] a note beside the arms of Cambridge University in an early sixteenth-century hand: ‘from the high scoole of Cambridge in England. Paulus Amirauit'. A cropped note in a seventeenth-century hand about the deputation from Cambridge, also mentioning Oxford. On the recto of the first endleaf are bibliographical notes in Nathaniel Crynes's hand.

Woodcut images are painted in various colours; some woodcut initials are coloured in red or blue.

Provenance: Thomas Tanner (1674-1735); ‘Thom: Tanner' (defaced) on [a2r]. Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745); see notes in his hand. Perhaps bequeathed in 1736; M. J. Sommerlad, ‘The Historical and Antiquarian Interests of Thomas Tanner, 1674-1735', unpublished D. Phil. thesis, University of Oxford, 1962, 361 note 3 considers that this book was owned first by Tanner, then acquired by Crynes (accustomed to buying duplicates from the Bodleian), by whom it was bequeathed to the Bodleian.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: AA 67 J[ur.] S[eld.] (shelfmark in red crayon on front pastedown; ‘67' on the fore-edge in black ink).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.1.

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