Analysis of Content
a2r [Rode], Johannes Carthusiensis: Epistolae Perutiles [dedicated to] Johannes Loysentyn, students from Prague at Hamburg, and Henricus Olemann. ‘Epistola prima Carthusiensis'. Incipit: ‘[U]enerabili et amantissimo in Christo patri suo et domino Johanni preposito ecclesie Osiliensis . . .’ On these three Epistolae (the first addressed to Johannes Loysentyn, Provost of Oesel, the second addressed to students, the third to Henricus Olemann, Canon of Nörten) see DSAM VIII 655-6; VL VIII 123-6; R. Ohlbaum, Johann Rode aus Hamburg. Von deutschem Geisteleben in Böhmen um 1400 (Prague, 1943), 46-50, 90.
Imprint: [Speier: Peter Drach, c.1490-1]. 4°.
Collation: a–g8 h6.
Hain: C 3359;
Goff: Goff R‑210;
BMC: BMC II 498;
Proctor: Pr 2384;
Others: BSB‑Ink R‑215; CIBN 133; Sheppard 1726.
Copy number: R-082(1)
2. Speculum aureum animae peccatricis. [Speier: Peter Drach, c.1480/90] (S‑256).
Binding: Eighteenth-century paper boards covered with red paper; gilt title along a gold-tooled brown leather spine; yellow-edged leaves; green silk bookmark.
Size: 195 × 139 × 17 mm.
Size of leaf: 190 × 130 mm.
On front pastedown ‘15' and several booksellers' marks in pencil. On both items, frequent marginal notes in sixteenth-century German hands, supplying brackets, nota marks, underlining, pointing hands, and extracting lines of text and providing glosses.
Provenance: Date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired in the 1850s and 1860s.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.62(1).
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