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Bod-Inc: R-082

Rode, Johannes

Epistolae perutiles.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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.


ISTC: ir00210000

Hain: C 3359;

Goff: Goff R‑210;

BMC: BMC II 498;

Proctor: Pr 2384;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑215; CIBN 133; Sheppard 1726.

LCN: 14112486


Copy number: R-082(1)

Bound with:
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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